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Sheriff's Office: 45-year-old woman dumped her dead, 20-year-old boyfriend in an orchard

Investigators arrested Laura Leticia Vasquez, 45, of Alamo on suspicion of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair a human corpse, a second-degree felony. (Photo courtesy of the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office)

Correction: Carlos Mario Perez Aguilar's correct age is 20 years old, according to a copy of Aguilar's birth certificate provided by the Mexican Consulate. Jena Palacios, a spokeswoman for the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office, stated in a news release that Aguilar may have "provided an incorrect date of birth to another agency at the time his fingerprints were processed."

DONNA, Texas (KGBT) Investigators have arrested a 45-year-old woman accused of dumping her dead, 20-year-old boyfriend in rural Donna.

At 9:24 a.m. on July 23, the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office dispatched deputies to an orchard on Val Verde Road, where someone had reported a body.

The deputies found a 20-year-old Mexican citizen named Carlos Mario Perez Aguilar dead, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Office.

Justice of the Peace Jesus Morales ordered an autopsy. The preliminary results revealed no visible signs of trauma.

According to the news release:

Through the course of the investigation, Sheriff’s Investigators learned that Carlos had been living with his girlfriend, 45 year old Laura Leticia Vasquez. During questioning, Vasquez implicated herself, and made statements that Aguilar that prior to his death, her brother had allegedly told her that Carlos had died at their residence in rural Donna. Furthermore, both Vasquez and her brother allegedly disposed of Carlos’ body and did not report it to the authorities. Laura Leticia Vasquez was subsequently taken into custody.

Investigators arrested Laura Leticia Vasquez, 45, of Alamo on suspicion of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair a human corpse, a second-degree felony. She's scheduled for arraignment Tuesday afternoon.

The Sheriff's Office asks anyone with information about the case to call (956) 383-8114. People who wish to remain anonymous may call Hidalgo County Crime Stoppers at (956) 668-8477.

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