Body found in far East Bexar County ID’d

Deputies were initially called to the area for a reckless driver

SAN ANTONIOUPDATE 7/6/21: The medical examiner’s office identified the body found in East Bexar County on Saturday as Robert Edward Adams II. The driver has not been found.

(Previously)

A body found in far East Bexar County is likely the result of a recent car crash, an investigation by the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office revealed.

The body was found around 1 p.m., Saturday, in the 10000 block of US Highway 87, near Rakowitz Road.

Deputies said they believe the death is likely related to a car crash, as they were initially called to the scene for a reckless driver.

During their search for the driver, that’s when a deputy discovered the body.

“It appears to be a pedestrian fatality. It looks like this could have happened a couple days ago, but due to the high grass and the placement of where the deceased person is at, it is very hard to see,” said Sgt. Hodgkinson.

****UPDATE**** The westbound lanes in the 10000 block of Hwy 87 have been reopened. Investigators have cleared from the...

Posted by Bexar County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, July 3, 2021

The sheriff’s office does not yet have an ID of the victim, but they are looking through missing persons cases in case they find a match.

This area of Highway 87 was shut down for several hours, according to officials. It has since reopened.

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

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