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Man found dead at Nueces County Park in Robstown

Body found at County Park
Posted at 9:59 PM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 23:01:59-04

ROBSTOWN, Texas  — A Robstown man was found dead this morning in Nueces County Park.

The victim is 65-year-old Edward Paul Hernandez, whose body was found in the park near the pond by two joggers shortly after 6 a.m.

Hernandez had multiple stab wounds in his chest. Robstown police chief Enrique Paredez Jr., says Hernandez was a liked person in the community but does think that he was targeted.

"He was pretty well-known," Paredez said. "He was a painter aound town."

Hernandez did not have any past history of criminal activity.

His family says that he left the house last night to pick up fast food and never returned. They were alerted this morning when his body was discovered.

His car was found this morning parked at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Authorities believe the suspect took the car from the park and left it at the church after killing Hernandez.

This is an open investigation. When asked why they believe Hernandez may have been targeted, they could not share any information.

KRIS 6 News spoke with the victim's son this morning who declined to give an interview on camera but did say that he hopes justice comes swift and quickly.

Robstown residents with any information that would help this investigation are encouraged the call the Robstown Police Department immediately.