BCSO investigating possible hit-and-run along Interstate 35 in southwest Bexar County

Man found dead by off-duty Poteet police officer

A file image of a Bexar County Sheriff's Office patrol car. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIOUpdate (1 p.m. Oct. 18): A man who was found dead along Interstate 35 in southwest Bexar County last month has been identified.

The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office said James Murcer, 43, died of injuries from blunt-force trauma.

He was pronounced dead at 7:36 a.m. on Sept. 27.

Original (10:21 a.m. Sept. 27): The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a man was found dead along Interstate 35 in southwest Bexar County.

Sheriff Javier Salazar said investigators believe the man was hit at some point overnight while walking along the south side of I-35 at Benton City Road.

At approximately 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, an off-duty Poteet police officer saw the body on the side of the road and notified authorities, Salazar said.

The man, believed to be in his 40s, has not been identified.

Salazar said that based on debris at the scene, they believe the man was hit by a vehicle.

BCSO does not have information on the make, model or color of that vehicle, but Salazar said it may have damage on its windshield and right side.

Anyone with information is asked to contact BCSO at 210-335-6000.

Von Ormy police also responded to the scene.

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