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Eagle Pass Border Patrol Agents Find Body

Release Date: 
October 8, 2015

DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station found a deceased individual, on a local ranch.

Agents, while on linewatch operations, found a lifeless body on a local ranch near El Indio.

Agents, while on linewatch operations, found a lifeless body on a local ranch near El Indio.

“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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017