Valley eye doctor brutally murdered PORT ISABEL (AP) - A Brownsville eye surgeon had been tortured, stabbed numerous times and shot in the back before his weighted body was dumped in the South Bay, police say. The body of Dr. Victor Leal, 52, was found Tuesday, tied to a chair, with his mouth and nose taped up, Justice of the Peace Bennie Ochoa said. "There is no doubt it was murder. He was tortured," said Ochoa, who ordered an autopsy. Federal prosecutors in Dallas last month dismissed charges that Leal had conspired conspired with drug smugglers after they were unable to locate witnesses to testify against him and others.