Burned body found near Government Canyon

April 5, 2019

A burned body was found Thursday afternoon off a highway near Government Canyon State Natural Area.

Johnny Garcia , a Bexar County Sheriff’s Office spokesman, said a passerby found the remains at about 3 p.m. along Highway 211 near Government Canyon State Natural Area.

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“The passerby indicated that there was a burned area about 100 yards away from the road which appeared to have human remains,” Garcia said.

Deputies confirmed the discovery and began surveying the area with drones and examining the scene.

The body was too burned for deputies to to determine race, age, and whether the remains belonged to a man or woman.

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“It’s burned down to the bone,” Garcia said.

The Bexar County Fire Marshals are at the scene to help check for any accelerants.

Sheriff Javier Salazar is expected to address the incident momentarily.

Jacob Beltran is a reporter covering San Antonio and Bexar County. Read him on our free site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com. | jbeltran@express-news.net | Twitter: @JBfromSA