PORTER, Texas – Authorities have released the identity of a victim whose body was found partially buried in a sand pit in Montgomery County.
The man has been identified as 24-year-old Marbin Alexi Sanches Castillo, a native of Honduras.
According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, on Aug. 3, a teen was riding a four-wheeler in the 26000 block of Sorters Road when he discovered a body partially buried in a nearby sandlot.
The teen went home and notified his father, who called authorities.
Detectives with MCSO Homicide/Violent Crimes Unit and investigators with the Crime Scene Unit responded.
The body was transported to the county’s forensic center for an autopsy. The death has been ruled a homicide, but the exact cause of death has not yet been released.
Detectives are asking anyone who may have known Castillo, or may have information about his death, to contact MCSO at 936-760-5800 or Multi-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-STOP (7867) and refer to case #22A232920.