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Rudy Monjaraz

The family of a man found in a field next to a busy on-ramp of a major freeway in Houston wants answers; plans protest
Breaking News, Houston, Rudy Monjaraz

The family of a man found in a field next to a busy on-ramp of a major freeway in Houston wants answers; plans protest

Rodolfo Monjaraz "Rudy" was found in a field on July 6, 2022, next to the Cullen on-ramp to I-45 north. He was discovered by Houston Firefighters who were headed back to the station from another unrelated call. According to his family, Rudy was last seen the day before July 5, 2022, wearing a white sweater and jeans. Firefighters discovered him with just his boxers on. A homeless resident in the area told the family that they saw him earlier that morning at 8 a.m. They assumed he was asleep in the field and didn't think anything of it. Five hours would pass by before someone decided it would be worth checking on him, despite this being a busy on-ramp to one of the main freeways in Houston. After paramedics with Houston Fire Department pronounced Rudy deceased at the scene, the Ho...