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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017. 2:45 pm CST.


By BBN Staff: On Sunday May 21, shortly after 5 p.m. police were informed of a body floating in the Colorado lagoon not far away from Santander sugar factory.

Police responded and discovered the decomposing body of 26-year-old Salvadoran national Jose Alberto Gutierrez, in the lagoon.

A police investigation has revealed that Gutierrez had gone to take a bath at the lagoon on Saturday while under the influence and did not return home.

Checks were made to locate him but his body wasn’t found until Sunday, floating in the lagoon.

No signs of violence were observed and no foul play is suspected.


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