KETK Exclusive: Home video from last time Tyler man was seen alive

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POSTED: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 2:56pm

UPDATED: Friday, June 17, 2011 - 10:32am

Tyler Investigators located a wallet on the decomposed body that was found in the 400 block of NNE Loop 323 on June 14, 2011. A Mexican Identification card was discovered in the wallet that belonged to First Name: Asuncion Last Name: Valdovinos-Toribio, H/M, DOB 05/10/1962.

Investigators also located a cell phone and apartment key that belonged to Valdovinos-Toribio in the immediate area of the body. Investigators have talked with family members of Valdovinos-Toribio and they confirmed that Valdovinos-Toribio has not been seen in the last month.

Investigators believe at this time that the remains are that of Asuncion Valdovinos-Toribio. Tests are being conducted such as DNA testing for final confirmation. The cause of death has not been determined and still under investigation.

Asuncion Valdovinos-Toribio is also identified by the name of Valdovinos Chon in judicial records.


On 06-14-2011 at approximately 7:43 pm the Tyler Police Department responded to the 400 block of NNE Loop 323 in reference to a report of dead body in a vacant field. The remains had been discovered by an individual who was mowing the field with a brush hog. At the scene, officers observed the remains of a very badly decomposed human body. Due to the state of decomposition, the initial investigators are not yet able to determine the manner of death, age, race or sex of the individual. The body is being sent for autopsy. More information will be released as it develops.

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