Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Border Body Farm - Texas State helping ID dozens of bodies discovered in South Texas

Authorities in Brooks County discover more bodies than any other county in Texas. Since 2012, there has been an influx of illegal immigrants trying to cross into the US through Texas. Most are from Central America, where illegal immigrants from Mexico cross through Arizona. Many don't make it across. But Brooks County is not a border town. In fact, it's 70 miles away from the Texas-Mexico border.  It's home to the Falfurrias Border Patrol Station which sits in the middle of the superhighway of drug and human smuggling. "If border patrol is successful on one side, then they move to the other so it's a constant flux," said Don White. White is a volunteer deputy with the Brooks County Sheriff's Office. He's the one in charge of finding the bodies. Since 2009, Brooks County authorities have discovered the remains of 525 immigrants. White believes there are thousands more they haven't found yet. In 2012, the number of bodies discovered in Brooks County hit an all-time high: 129. So many illegals use these routes that some ranchers installed ladders because they were tired of their fences being broken or bent...more

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