EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — A 24-year-old Mexican national fell to his death while trying to scale the 35-foot high border wall near Ascarate Park in the Lower Valley.

According to the El Paso Police Department, the man was attempting to climb the border wall with a makeshift ladder. His body was discovered before 7:30 a.m. Friday morning near the border highway and Fonseca Drive.

An autopsy and next of kin notification are pending, EPPD said.

Earlier:

A body was found Friday morning near the Cesar E. Chavez Border Highway in the Lower Valley, according to the El Paso Police Department.

EPPD’s Crimes Against Persons Unit was called to the scene, near the border highway and Fonseca Drive near Ascarate Park, to investigate.

EPPD did not indicate the exact location that the body was found, whether the victim was a man or woman nor an age.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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