#WebbCounty Sheriff’s Office investigators arrest suspect on stealing money from a deceased person

Mateo Gonzalo Arredondo, 44  

On Tuesday, November 29, the Webb County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division executed a warrant of arrest for Theft from a Human Corpse, State jail felony on suspect Mateo Gonzalo Arredondo, 44.


Sheriff’s Office Investigators conducted a follow up investigation on a theft report made by the Webb County Medical Examiner’s Office on November 5, 2018.  The theft report was in reference to Arredondo, who is a former employee of the Medical Examiner’s Office. 


Arredondo was being suspected of taking $204 in U.S. Currency from a victim’s body while in custody of the Medical Examiner’s Office. Sheriff Investigators presented the case to the District Attorney’s Office and enough probable cause was found to approve a warrant for Arredondo. Arredondo turned himself in to Webb County Sheriff’s Office investigators on Tuesday, November 27th.  Arredondo was transported to the Webb County Jail in lieu of a $20,000 bond.  


“I want to congratulate our investigators for a job well done. It is horrible to learn about these type of cases; we remind the people to report any suspicious activity by calling 956-523-4408,” said Sheriff Martin Cuellar.

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