24-year-old Mexican national fell, died after trying to scale 35-foot border wall, police say

Texas

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — A 24-year-old Mexican national fell to his death while trying to scale the 35-foot high border wall near Ascarate Park in the Lower Valley.

According to the El Paso Police Department, the man was attempting to climb the border wall with a makeshift ladder. His body was discovered before 7:30 a.m. Friday morning near the Cesar E. Chavez Border Highway and Fonseca Drive.

An autopsy and next of kin notification are pending, EPPD said.

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