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Border Patrol Agents Find Deceased Man, Woman

Release Date: 
June 7, 2019

Two Deaths near Carrizo Springs in as Many Days

DEL RIO, TexasU.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Carrizo Springs Station found the remains of two deceased people over the past two days.

“The triple-digit temperatures experienced during the summer months make traveling on foot extremely dangerous, especially over the distances attempted by those illegally entering the United States,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz. “Tragically, those who are unable to keep up with their group are often left behind to die by callous smugglers, who are driven by profit and lack any semblance of compassion or regard for human life.”

On June 5, Border Patrol agents near Carrizo Springs responded to a 911 call regarding two suspected undocumented immigrants in distress, possibly suffering from dehydration. Responding agents searched and were able to locate a man and a woman on a remote area of a ranch. The woman, a 20-year-old Mexican national, was found deceased.

Two days later, on June 7, a second suspected undocumented immigrant was found deceased by Carrizo Springs agents after a concerned citizen reported an unresponsive man near a ranch gate.

Local authorities were notified and took custody of the deceased.

There have been 14 deaths reported within Del Rio Sector since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2019.

The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity call the Del Rio Sector’s toll free number at 1-866-511-8727.

Last modified: 
June 10, 2019