Body found in downtown Austin park confirmed to be former South Texas prosecutor

CaptionCloseRicco Delgado, a former prosecutor out of Hidalgo County with a criminal history, was found dead on Feb. 25, 2017 at Zilker Park in Austin.Ricco Delgado, a former prosecutor out of Hidalgo County with a criminal history, was found dead on Feb....

Body found in downtown Austin park confirmed to be former South Texas prosecutor

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Ricco Delgado, a former prosecutor out of Hidalgo County with a criminal history, was found dead on Feb. 25, 2017 at Zilker Park in Austin.

Ricco Delgado, a former prosecutor out of Hidalgo County with a criminal history, was found dead on Feb. 25, 2017 at Zilker Park in Austin.

Ricco Delgado, a former prosecutor out of Hidalgo County, has had legal issues dating to 2009, according to records from the county. Delgado was found dead on Feb. 25, 2017 at Zilker Park in Austin.

Ricco Delgado, a former prosecutor out of Hidalgo County, has had legal issues dating to 2009, according to records from the county. Delgado was found dead on Feb. 25, 2017 at Zilker Park in Austin.

A former Hidalgo County Assistant District Attorney was found dead in Zilker Park Saturday in Austin, according to media reports and the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The medical examiner’s office confirmed Ricco Diaman Delgado, 32, was found dead at Zilker Park at 2210 William Barton Drive in Austin.

Austin Police Department spokesman Justin Berry said during a news conference Saturday the man’s body was found submerged in the water near a bike trail at about 10:10 a.m. that day.

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Police do not suspect foul play at this time, though the investigation is ongoing.

CBS 4 reports Delgado resigned from the Hidalgo County District Attorney’s Office in October.

Court records show several arrests for Delgado, including two DWI arrests and several arrests for possession or use of inhalants or volatile chemical.

CBS 4 attributes his resignation to recent arrests on those charges. He handled misdemeanor cases.

The TV station has previously reported on Delgado’s arrests, detailing multiple incidents. In one case Delgado was found unconscious in his car with a can of Office Depot-brand cleaning duster on his lap, according to another story by CBS 4.

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Delgado’s family told the TV station they are “devastated” by the loss of their son.

Delgado was released from jail on Feb. 15, the TV station reports, 10 days before his body was found.

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