Body found in rural Johnson County

A search for an Arlington man in rural Johnson County ended Monday when Sheriff Bob Alford found the man's body next to a hand-dug grave near County Road 410, east of Sand Flat.

Antonio Galvan, 45, was found at 9:10 a.m. Monday partially covered in dirt from the 81 cubic-foot grave. His body had a single gunshot wound.

Alford has classified the case as a homicide. He is unable to disclose the location of the gunshot wound.

Two persons of interest are presently in Johnson County Sheriff's Office custody on unrelated charges. The names of those persons have not yet been released.

"We're continuing to work this case as an active investigation," Alford said.

The sheriff's office began a search for the man in the 5300 block of CR 410 shortly after responding to a missing person's call at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

"The man's family contacted us and gave us this address as one of his possible locations," Alford said.

Deputies located a subject leaving the woods behind the house who was "covered in dirt, with his hands covered in dirt and sweating profusely," a sheriff's office report reads. The subject is one of two persons of interest taken into custody.

An overnight search was not productive, Alford said, and at daybreak a search was coordinated with a K-9 team, the sheriff's office and the Texas Rangers. The area surrounding the property is heavily wooded.

The body not being placed in the dug grave is odd, Alford admits.

"I think whatever was happening was probably interrupted when our deputies arrived," Alford said.

In addition, a large Marijuana grow was discovered, including cultivated plants located throughout the property and a large indoor Hydroponic grow house, Alford said.

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