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Missing El Centro man’s body found


Border Patrol locates Jessie Mendivel late Friday night

EL CENTRO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - A tragic update to a story first brought you Friday afternoon. A border patrol helicopter located a missing El Centro's man's body Friday night.

The U.S. Border Patrol reports finding Jessie Abina Mendivel's body around 10:30. Still no word on his cause of death.

Mendivel disappeared on September 22. He was a 33-year-old El Centro native who had been living in Indio.

His sister, Jennifer, told News 11's Gianella Ghiglino the morning he went missing he told his boss he feared for his life.

"He seemed anxious about something," she said.

The case remains under investigation. will continue to follow this story and bring you more details as investigators release them.

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