Human remains found on side of road in Southeast Bexar County, sheriff says

A county work crew uncovered the remains while picking up trash Thursday afternoon


Sheriff’s deputies are investigating what they suspect was a homicide after human remains were discovered in rural Southeast Bexar County.

According to Sheriff Javier Salazar, a county work crew was picking up trash in the area Thursday afternoon in the 9200 block of S.W.W. White Road near Higdon Road when they discovered a wrapped bundle that was “heavier than normal.” Salazar also noted the area is known for illegal dumping.

The human remains were found wrapped in a tarp and “dumped on the side of the road,” according to Salazar.

Sheriff Javier Salazar provides details for a deceased body discovered in the 9200 Block of WW White Rd, located in far southeast Bexar County.

Posted by Bexar County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, November 19, 2020

The sheriff’s office said it’s unclear if the human remains are male or female or what age the individual was. It’s also too early to tell if it was foul play.

Sheriff Salazar said he believes the human remains were left there fairly recently.

The crime lab is still working to process the scene and deputies will be investigating for several more hours. Crime Scene Investigators and the medical examiner are on their way to assist in the investigation as well.

We’ll bring more updates as they become available.


A homicide investigation is currently underway in Southeast Bexar County, according to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s deputies alerted the public of the investigation Thursday afternoon, which is taking place in the 9200 block of S W.W. White Road and Higdon Road.

Sheriff Javier Salazar is giving an update on the homicide investigation in the video below:

Details are limited at this time; however, officials said there is currently no threat to the public.

The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is working a homicide investigation at S WW White Rd and Higdon Rd. There is currently no threat to the public. More details will be provided shortly. Follow for updates.

Posted by Bexar County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, November 19, 2020

This is a developing story and we’ll bring more updates as they become available.

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Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.