Woman found dead in alley south of downtown may be homicide victim

Body found wrapped in a sheet, police say

SAN ANTONIO – A woman found dead in an alley south of downtown may be among the city's latest homicide victims.

San Antonio police received a call from a passerby around 1 a.m. Thursday and found the body of a woman just behind the 3500 block of South Flores Street.

Police said the woman appeared to have suffered head trauma and was wrapped in a sheet.

They are treating the case as a homicide.

The news comes as a surprise to people who live in the area, including Andres Juarez. 

Juarez said when he arrived home from work late Wednesday night, everything seemed routine.

"About 10, 11. Nothing at all. It was all just quiet," he said. "We didn't hear any dogs barking or anything like that. That's a signal, you know, that something is happening."

Juarez said he uses the alley every day to travel to and from his home. 

He believes the body had to have been dumped there and couldn't have been there long.

"If she would've been there for more than a day, I guess, she would've smelled. But we didn't hear or smell anything out of the ordinary," Juarez said.

Police didn't say whether they believe the woman died at the location or her body was brought there from somewhere else.

As of late Thursday morning, police were still working to identify the victim.


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