San Patricio body identified

Posted at 12:10 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 20:45:58-04

SAN PATRICIO COUNTY, Texas — The case of a body found over in San Patricio County leads to a shocking twist.

The victim has been identified as Paul Rowland.

The San Patricio sheriff says Rowland was murdered and his body was dumped in a ditch along Farm to Market Road 666 near the Nueces river.

They believe he had been there for several days.

According to the sheriff, Rowland was a person of interest in connection with the fatal shooting of Abel Gonzales.

Gonzales was found dead earlier this month in a truck that was parked near Cunningham at South Park Middle school on McArdle.