San Antonio police identify 25-year-old man found dead, wrapped in blanket on road

Shawn Michael Gaitan's body found at SE Side intersection

SAN ANTONIO – A 25-year-old man whose body was found wrapped in a blanket on the Southeast Side has been identified by San Antonio police.

Shawn Michael Gaitan was found dead around 8 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Cacias Road and Hildebrand, police said.

His body was found wrapped in a blanket and left on the side of the road. He had trauma injuries to his head.

A homicide investigation is underway.

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