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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents discover human remains

Release Date: 
July 26, 2018

FALFURRIAS, Texas – Earlier today, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Falfurrias station discovered the body of a deceased person.

The Brooks County Sheriff’s Office was notified and assisted agents with an unsuccessful search for any form of identification. A Justice of the Peace arrived on scene and pronounced the subject deceased.

The decedent was turned over to the Brooks County Coroner’s Office.

The Rio Grande Valley Sector currently has multiple campaigns focused on rescues and danger awareness, such as “Operation Big Rig” and “No Se Arriesgue” to combat smuggling and ultimately save lives. Call 911 to report suspicious activity; “They’re humans, not cargo!”   

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Last modified: 
July 26, 2018