A 22-year old Mexican body was found yesterday on the family ranch of the Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones. Jones has owned the 10,000 acre ranch in southwest Texas since 2000. He visits the ranch several times during the offseason and during Thanksgiving.
The man’s body was found around 6:30 am yesterday morning by a ranch foreman. Larry Jones Sr., Chipper’s father, then called the police and left a message on his son’s answering machine.
Jones Sr. said the man had entered the country from Mexico illegally, and probably died of heat exhaustion and no food or water. Southwest Texas has been absorbed in blistering heat lately, today being the 83rd consecutive day of temperatures topping 100 degrees.
The ranch, named Double Dime Ranch, is home to 750 heads of steer and other various wildlife. The ranch offers guided tours, a rifle range, lakes for fishing, and a hunting lodge.
“He was in a part of the ranch we don’t go to on a daily basis,” Jones Sr. told The Atlanta-Journal Constitution.
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