Texas Border Business
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents located the bodies of three deceased individuals who attempted the dangerous trek into the United States.
On Thursday, the McAllen Border Patrol station responded to a report of a deceased subject in the Rio Grande near Havana, Texas. Upon arrival, a U.S. Coast Guard vessel assisted by moving the decedent to an area where local authorities could recover the body from the river. Members of the La Joya Fire Department retrieved the deceased from the water.
On Saturday, a U.S. Coast Guard riverine unit patrolling the Rio Grande near Mission, Texas, informed the McAllen Border Patrol station that they had encountered another deceased subject. The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office along with Mission Fire Department responded and recovered the subject from the river. A local Justice of the Peace (JP) ordered the decedents in both cases to be transported to the county morgue.
On Sunday, Kingsville agents patrolling the vast ranchlands of Kenedy County encountered the body of a deceased individual in the brush. Agents reported the discovery to the Kenedy County Sheriff’s Office, they alongside a local JP pronounced the subject deceased, he was then transported to the medical examiner’s office.
The Rio Grande Valley Sector currently has multiple campaigns focused on rescues and danger awareness, such as “Operation Big Rig” and “No Se Arriesgue” to combat smuggling and ultimately save lives. Call 911 to report suspicious activity; “They’re humans, not cargo!”