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Man whose body was found near the Sunland Park border wall identified

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EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- A man who was found dead near the border wall just west of Sunland Park Sunday has been identified.

The Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department said El Salvador resident Juan Chavez-Perez was found dead by Border Patrol Agents while patrolling the desert area near Sunland Park.

Officials from the Office of the Medical investigator said Chavez-Perez appeared to have passed away a few days ago.

According to Border Patrol, Chavez-Perez had been detained on April 4 and released back into Mexico. There was no other record of Chavez-Perez travelling back into the U.S.

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