Body found near Tornillo port of entry

Credit: MGN Online

The cause of death for a man found dead in far east El Paso County was released.

A man was found unresponsive Thursday around 10 p.m., said Border Patrol agent Joe Romero.

The man’s body was discovered in the area of 900 Mebus Road, east of the Tornillo port of entry, said Romero.

Authorities with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said the man died of cold-weather exposure.

His identity will not be released until next of kin have been notified, said sheriff's deputies.

According to Border Patrol agents, the Sheriff’s Office is investigating the case.

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