San Benito woman found dead

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    The San Benito Police Department has confirmed that Marta Moreno was found dead.

    In a post on their Facebook page, they said, "It is with a heavy heart to inform everyone that Miss Marta Moreno was located. It was not the outcome we had hoped for and we ask that you pray for her family at this time. Please give them the space that they need as they deal with their loss. Thank you to all the search groups that assisted. It was a very difficult task to ask of anyone and yet you answered the call to help. Thank you to Mayor Ben Gomez for having friends that had a crop duster and who found her. We will conduct a press conference tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the Police Department. We will not be taking calls from the media as we are still working on this case."


    We've learned that a silver alert that was issued for Marta Moreno has been discontinued.

    According to the Chief of Police with the San Benito Police Department, the alert was discontinued as an extension request by police was not approved by the State of Texas.

    San Benito police said there has been no trace of Moreno during their search.


    The San Benito Police have been searching for an elderly woman since Wednesday.

    Officials said that Marta Elva Moreno, 60, was last seen around 9 a.m. in San Benito. She was driving a white 2017 Honda Fit with the Texas license plate JYG9900.

    Moreno is a white female, 5-foot, 5 inches tall, 250 pounds with gray hair, brown eyes, and wearing a beige shirt and blue pants. They also said she is diagnosed with cognitive impairment.

    Officials do say his disappearance could pose a threat to his own health and safety.

    If you have any information, contact the San Benito Police at (956) 361-3880.

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