Body found in ditch on South Side identified

Police believe the man may have been a victim of a hit-and-run

SAN ANTONIO – The body found in a ditch on the South Side over the weekend has been identified.

The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man as 18-year-old Jacob Lopez.

Officers were called around 10:30 a.m. Sunday to an I-35 access road and Kiowa Street.

Lopez was found in the ditch with blood on his face, according to SAPD. There was also a damaged bicycle located near him.

There were no witnesses, and police are still working to determine what led to his death, but officers suspect he may have been a hit-and-run victim.

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