Police discover dead body in Santa Rita

San Angelo Police discovered a deceased person inside a parked 2009 Nissan XTerra Monday afternoon in the 500 block of S. Jackson Street. The vehicle is registered to Darlene Perez, a 51-year-old San Angelo woman who was reported missing on April 8.

Although positive identification has not been made, investigators with the department’s Criminal Investigations Division believe the victim to be Perez.

Justice of the Peace Judge Fred Buck responded to the scene. The body will be sent to the South Plains Forensic Pathology Lab in Lubbock for autopsy.

This is an active investigation and no other information has been released at this time.