Funeral Announced for Cameron County Prosecutor


File Photo of Arturo J. Iniguez



BROWNSVILLE–While authorities still won’t say how a Cameron County prosecutor died in Matamoros on Saturday, funeral arrangements were announced for the 26-year-old man.

Arturo Jose Iniguez was found dead in a remote area of Matamoros. An autopsy was done on his body and there is no initial ruling on the autopsy.

“The body was autopsied in Mexico and the Pathologist for Cameron County will conduct an autopsy as well,” said Armando Villalobos, the Cameron County District Attorney.  “We are awaiting reports from Matamoros, and expect to receive them sometime next week.”

There have been some reports Iniguez may have committed suicide, but the DA won’t confirm that.

“At this time, we have no evidence to indicate that foul play occurred,” Villalobos said. “However, until we conclude the review of all evidence, we cannot make a final determination of the cause of death.”

His mother made a comment that he died in a car accident, according to the Associated Press.

“We have no evidence in our possession that indicates the death was attributed to a vehicle accident,” said Villalobos.

The DA’s office is planning to conduct a full investigation into his death.

We are not aware of any stress factors outside of the common expected factors of being employed in a high volume work environment, married life, raising children, and starting a career with enormous school debt,” Villalobos said.

“Evidence to be reviewed includes, interviews with family and co-workers; review of tapes of his crossing into Mexico; interview of any potential witnesses in Mexico; review of his belongings, including his cell phone, computer, email accounts, financial information, medical history; and review of the vehicle he body was found in.”

Funeral services for Iniguez have been set for Wednesday, March 23 at Buena Vista Funeral Home in Brownsville.

A viewing is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23 with a Rosary tentatively set for 7 p.m. A mass will be held on Thursday, March 24 at 2 p.m.

All services will be held at the Buena Vista Funeral Home located at 125 McDavitt Blvd. in Brownsville .

Iniguez was an Assistant District Attorney for the Cameron County and District Attorney’s Office. Earlier this month, he was promoted to 1st Chair Misdemeanor Attorney. He first joined the District Attorney’s Office in 2007 as a Law Clerk, while attending law school.

Iniguez received his Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Finance from The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College , graduating Cum Laude in 2006. Iniguez received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston Law Center in December 2009.

Iniguez is survived by his wife Lorena Garza Iniguez and 2-year-old daughter Camila.

–South Texas Tribune,



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