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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – Carla Melendez said she became concerned when her husband didn’t contact her or come home.

Early Thursday morning, Melendez says she decided to use her iPhone tracking app to connect with her husband’s phone.

“It showed trees and it was weird because why would his phone be by trees? It was there for a while,” Melendez told KTRK.

She drove to where the app said her husband was located and found his body.

Police say 23-year-old Ramiro Acosta was shot once in the torso. They say they aren’t sure exactly how long he had been dead on the side of the road.

“We don’t have a lot of information. We’re trying to get as much as we can to do the follow up work on it,” said Sgt. Felipe Rivera, with the Harris County Sheriff’s Department.

So far, no arrests have been made.

“If somebody saw something please say something. He didn’t deserve to be thrown like this, like a dog in the street,” said Melendez.

Melendez says her husband used to be connected with a gang, but has not been a member for a while.