SAN ANTONIO – The mother of a man whose body was found badly decomposed on the city’s West Side said she wants to see more police presence in the area where her son was found.
Augustine Caldera's body was found around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 100 block of Tellez Avenue in a creek by a homeowner who lives nearby.
Police said the body had advanced decomposition, meaning it may have been there for about two to three days.
Authorities said the 42-year-old may have been shot or stabbed, but the body was too decomposed to tell.
The medical examiner’s office said it will take another 12 weeks before they can determine how Caldera died.
What Anita Rubio Caldera, Augustine Caldera's mother, is saying:
“We are in shock. We are devastated. His daughter and son can’t even speak about it right now.”
“I can never see him again. He is too decomposed. It is going to be a closed casket.”
“The creek where his body was found is known for drugs and rape and violence. There needs to be more police presence in this area. They need to patrol right in here and get everyone who comes here to do illegal things.”
“I put holy water there. I prayed for him because that is where his spirit left his body. This is where God came and took him, so I feel like his spirit is right here.”