|Location:||Muerto County, Texas|
|1st appearance:||Texas Chain Saw Massacre, The (1974)|
Rhesus Maldonado was a minor character referenced in the 1974 horror film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. The character made a behind-the-scenes appearance early on in the film, but was never shown on-screen, thus, no actor has been credited with the role. His name was supplied in the opening radio broadcast by newscaster Ray Robbin.
Rhesus Maldonado was the County Sheriff of Muerto County. On August 18th, 1973, Sheriff Maldonado received a report in the early morning hours concerning incidents of vandalism taking place in a cemetery outside the rural town of Newt. Dozens of graves had been disinterred and bodies had been desecrated. Corpses were found with their heads and extremities removed; some of which had been stolen, others propped up against monuments in a display of grisly artwork. Rhesus Maldonado refused to comment to the media any further on the matter save to say that no suspects had been identified as of yet.
Sally Hardesty and her invalid brother Franklin came to the cemetery to see if their grandfather's grave had been desecrated. A cowboy directed them towards Sheriff Maldonado, describing him as a heavy man with a flashlight. 
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- The voice actor who portrayed Rhesus Maldonado is not credited in the film.
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