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.
BREAKING NEWS: Deputies are on scene by the river SE of the Anzalduas Park in Las Paloma Wildlife Management Area where Border Patrol agents located 4 deceased bodies. Bodies appear to be 2 infants, a toddler and 20yoa female. Deputies are awaiting FBI agents who will be leading.
— Sheriff Eddie Guerra (@SheriffGuerra) June 24, 2019
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.
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