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FROM SUBMITTED REPORTS

UPDATED 8:19 p.m. MONDAY, SEPT. 29: Hays County Sheriff’s office deputies are looking for the last person seen with a man whose lifeless body was found Monday alongside a residential street east of Kyle.

The apparent homicide victim, who was found with “multiple stab wounds,” was found today near Red Bird Trail and Dove Lane in the Dove Hills subdivision off Windy Hill Road east of the Kyle city limits, said Hays County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Phillip Taylor, a spokesperson for the agency. Authorities this afternoon declined to release the dead man’s name or age because his family had not yet been notified, Taylor said.

Detectives are looking for Jose Moricio Ortiz, a Latino man who is about 30 years old, because he was the last person seen with stabbing victim. Ortiz was last seen driving a silver, 2010 model Dodge Avenger with Texas license plate BMT-9087.

Anyone with information about the case can call Hays County Sheriff’s investigators at 512-393-7896 or Hays County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-324-TIPS (8477).

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