Edinburg, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents encountered two deceased individuals in separate incidents.
Agents assigned to the Corpus Christi station responded to a call from a concerned citizen regarding a deceased individual that was seen off of Highway 77 and Old Refugio Road south of Victoria, Texas. Along with the Victoria County Sheriff’s Office, agents located the subject. A Justice of the Peace pronounced the subject deceased and the decedent was turned over to a Pathologist office.
Weslaco agents conducting operations near Hidalgo, Texas discovered a deceased subject on the U.S. riverbank of the Rio Grande. The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office and the Hidalgo Fire Department were contacted to retrieve the decedent.
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!”