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Border Patrol Agents Recover Three Bodies in Two Days

Release Date: 
June 24, 2019

DEL RIO, Texas U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Sector recovered three bodies near Carrizo Springs and Eagle Pass.

“The extreme temperatures during this time of year can be fatal for anyone attempting to avoid detection by illegally crossing the remote areas of our border,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz. “I urge people use legal means to enter the United States at designated ports of entry.”

On June 19, agents from the Carrizo Springs Station were dispatched to a local ranch after they received an anonymous call regarding a lost undocumented immigrant. Responding agents searched the area with air support assistance from Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations, and discovered a deceased man.

On June 20, a second anonymous call was made to the Carrizo Springs Station regarding a lost undocumented immigrant. Information provided suggested the suspected undocumented immigrant was on a local ranch near Carrizo Springs. Responding agents searched the area and discovered a second deceased male. Dimmit County authorities took custody of the deceased.

Also on June 20, Eagle Pass Border Patrol marine agents, conducting riverine operations, discovered the remains of a decomposed body on the Rio Grande riverbank near Normandy. The human remains were recovered by the Eagle Pass Fire Department and turned over to the custody of Maverick County authorities.

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 24, 2019