EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol says it suspects three people found dead in the South Texas Brush over the past week were abandoned by migrants abandoned by smugglers.
In a statement Tuesday, the patrol says the Texas Department of Public Safety reported Thursday the body of a person was found in remote brush near Sullivan City, about 70 miles west of Brownsville. The body was taken to the Hidalgo County morgue.
The patrol statement says agents at a checkpoint in Sarita, about 93 miles north of Brownsville, were told Friday of a Mexican national abandoned by smugglers in a nearby ranch. Agents dispatched to the scene found the man dead. The body was taken to a funeral home.
On Saturday, agents found a body in the brush near La Grulla, about 75 miles west of Brownsville. The body was taken to a funeral home.