Decomposed Del Valle bodies identified

Martin Ybarra Molina, 40 (left) and Saloman Segura Perez, 25 (right)
Martin Ybarra Molina, 40 (left) and Saloman Segura Perez, 25 (right)

DEL VALLE, Texas (KXAN) — The two people who were found dead in a Del Valle field on Tuesday have been identified as Martin Ybarra Molina, 40, and Saloman Segura Perez, 25.

Perez and Molina were found in the 1600 block of Pearce Lane, near Linden Road, on Sept. 27. The bodies were discovered by a woman as she was on her way to pick up her son.

The woman says she’s still haunted by the gruesome discovery and didn’t want to be identified. “It’s terrible,” she said. “I saw this person.”

She says what made her stop was all the birds circling over something in the field.

“Between the two trees there was a man,” the woman said. Detectives say the bodies had been there for at least a day.

Perez's ex-girlfriend brought balloons to where his body was found. (KXAN Photo)
Perez’s ex-girlfriend brought balloons to where his body was found. (KXAN Photo)

Friday morning, two women including Perez’s girlfriend, stopped by the field where the bodies were discovered.

They wanted to remember the father. His ex-girlfriend says he had a toddler and his family was trying to get his body back to Mexico.

She believes the two were robbed and says the last time she heard from Perez was Friday night when he was at a barbecue.

An examination by the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office determined both Rodriguez and Perez’s deaths were homicides. Investigators have not said how Perez and Molina were killed.

Detectives note they do not have evidence to link this case to the quadruple homicide on Sept. 8 in Del Valle, less than a mile away. Authorities say while it is unusual that the two incidents happened so close together, they’re not jumping to conclusions.

Molina also went by the name Rene Rodriguez. Both of the men were Austin residents. Anyone with information on the homicide is asked to call Capital Area Crime Stoppers at 512-472-8477. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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