SANDERSON, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents from Sanderson Station assisted in the recovery of a migrant abandoned in the desert on Wednesday.
On July 27, Border Patrol Agents responded to the request by Terrell County Sheriff’s Office regarding the adult daughter of migrant parents who was abandoned in the desert. The migrant parents were apprehended after the National Guard encountered them near U.S. Highway 90. Agents and other West Texas law enforcement agencies quickly responded to the request to locate the person at the last known location. Upon reaching the woman the agents discovered she was deceased.
“Big Bend Sector Agents as well as other West Texas law enforcement agencies made a huge effort to try and save this person’s life,” said Big Bend Sector Chief Patrol Agent Sean L. McGoffin. “The passing of this young lady is tragic. I would like to stress how dangerous the terrain and weather can be for migrants or anyone in this region.”
Big Bend Sector partners with many local and state law enforcement entities to keep our border communities safe. If you see something suspicious, report it by contacting our 24/7 hotline at 1-866-581-7549. Together, we can continue to uphold national security and combat illicit activity.