On Sunday, March 16, 2014 at about 9:48 p.m., police were called to 600 N. Water St. in reference to a nature unknown injury call. Police contacted Jose Blanco, age 41, who reported to police that he had been robbed in the downtown area. Blanco was in need of medical attention for possible head trauma and was transported to Christus-Spohn Memorial Hospital for treatment. Blanco’s condition continued to deteriorate and he died from his injuries on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Detectives have learned that Jose Blanco may have been assaulted sometime during the following time period in the downtown area: From 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15 to about 9:48 p.m. on Sunday, March 16
Jose Blanco was visiting Corpus Christi at the time of his death. He was an Eagle Pass resident and was employed as a Constable with the Maverick County Constable’s Office.
The Corpus Christi Police Department/Homicide Unit is requesting anyone with information about the Robbery or anyone who had contact with Mr. Blanco to call Crime Stoppers at 361-888-8477 or Det. R.L. Garcia at (361) 886-2850.