Two Infants, One Toddler, and a Woman Found Dead in Texas on Border

Three migrant rafts approach the U.S. bank of the Rio Grande after illegally crossing from Mexico. (Photo Bob Owen/San Antonio Express-News via AP)
File Photo Bob Owen/San Antonio Express-News via AP

MCALLEN, Texas – Sheriff’s deputies and federal authorities are on scene at a popular border park in the city of Mission after discovering the bodies of a woman, two infants, and a toddler near the banks of the Rio Grande. Authorities have not revealed if the victims drowned or if they died from another cause

Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra announced the discovery late Sunday night. The sheriff confirmed that the bodies are those of a 20-year old female, two infants, and a toddler. Officials found the bodies near the river in the Las Paloma Wildlife Management Area located southeast of Anzalduas Park. The FBI is expected to take over the investigation.

Breitbart News reported repeatedly on human smuggling activity in an around Anzalduas Park. The park is a popular county park that has become one of the main routes used by the Gulf Cartel to move Central American migrants into Texas. While the area has a heavy law enforcement presence, criminal organizations push the migrant groups through the park expecting them to get detained and eventually released. The smuggling activity comes at a time when the number of migrants being apprehended along the southern border is expected to set new records.

Ildefonso Ortiz is an award-winning journalist with Breitbart Border / Cartel Chronicles. He co-founded the Cartel Chronicles project with Brandon Darby and senior Breitbart management. You can follow him on Twitter and on Facebook. He can be contacted at Iortiz@breitbart.com

Brandon Darby is the managing director and editor-in-chief of Breitbart Border / Cartel Chronicles. He co-founded the Cartel Chronicles project with Ildefonso Ortiz and senior Breitbart management. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook. He can be contacted at bdarby@breitbart.com.

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