Authorities say Body of Woman likely Hit by Boat Propeller

The body of a Mexican national was found washed ashore in the port of Brownsville earlier this morning.

Found with a severed foot and lacerations to her torso, Cameron County Sheriff’s Investigators believe the woman, identified as Guadalupe Cervantes from Matamoros was struck by a boat propeller, attempting to swim into the United States.

Authorities are working the case as a homicide until an autopsy determines the exact cause of death.