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Body found in wooded area near Oso Bay and Halifax Drive

Posted at 10:00 AM, May 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-09 17:50:37-04



Corpus Christi police have located a body in a wooded area near Oso Bay and Halifax Drive. They are investigating the scene.

The body was found with the assistance of the United States Border Patrol and its K-9 unit.

The search is coming amid a continuing search in that area by law enforcement, family and friends of missing Texas A&M-Corpus Christi student Brandon Rios.

A search party spent much of Wednesday scanning the trails along the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve looking for signs of Rios.

The missing student was last seen by family on May 3. He was reported missing the next day after he didn’t return home that night.

Midway through this afternoon, the body has not yet been positively identified by Medical Examiners. 

Teri Rios, mother of Brandon Rios, was contacted by police about the discovery of the body. She went to the scene Thursday morning. At one point of the search, police took her inside the mobile command center for a briefing.

Teri Rios released a statement early Thursday afternoon.

 “I would like to thank the community for all the love and support we have received, searching for my son Brandon Rios. So many family and friends have been searching for him since we suspected something was wrong. I’d like to thank all the officials that have been working tirelessly in this search …

  • Corpus Christi Police Department
  • Nueces County Sheriff’s Office
  • Nueces County ESD
  • U.S. Navy
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • U.S. Border Patrol
  • Joe Braman and Zeke Ortiz of Refugio County
  • Local media.”

This is a continuing story and we’ll continue to update as we learn more information.