BCSO searching for undocumented immigrant left for dead on South Side

Man suffered 'medical episode' and left by group, sheriff says

By Fares Sabawi - Digital Producer, Katrina Webber, Sarah Acosta - Reporter

SAN ANTONIO - The Bexar County Sheriff's Office is searching for a Guatemalan man who presumably died and was abandoned by his group on the South Side, Sheriff Javier Salazar said Friday.

Marcos Vasquez Ramirez, who may also go by Eduardo Lopez, was traveling with a group of people from Guatemala to Houston. Ramirez is an undocumented immigrant, Salazar said.

Ramirez, 33, had a medical episode, and was left near a ranch off South Loop 1604 and Pleasanton Road. He had a heart condition, Salazar said.

The man's family sent a video that was forwarded to BCSO pleading for their loved one's return for a proper burial, Salazar said. The group that abandoned Vasquez Ramirez told the family that he died.

VIDEO: Guatemalan family issues plea for missing son's return

The sheriff's office dispatched drones and are searching on horseback for him.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the missing persons unit at 210-335-6000.

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