DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station found a deceased individual, on a local ranch.
“Attempting to trek the rugged landscape poses a great danger and risk,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Rodolfo Karisch. “The elements in South Texas can be a death trap for those individuals not equipped to handle the rough terrain.”
At approximately 11 a.m. on Oct. 7, Border Patrol agents, while on linewatch operations, found a lifeless body on a local ranch near El Indio. The Maverick County Sherriff’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations, the Mexican Consulate and a Maverick County justice of the peace were notified. The justice of the peace pronounced the individual deceased at approximately 1 p.m. An identification card was found on the deceased, identifying the 26-year-old man as a Mexican national. The body was turned over to a local funeral home.
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.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.