Rio Grande border four bodies — The bodies of three children and a woman, possibly undocumented immigrants, were found near the Rio Grande Border, between Mexico and Texas, Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra said.
The bodies are that of a woman of about 20 years, two babies and another small child, said the Texas official on Sunday night by means of a message on the department’s Twitter account.
Guerra said the bodies were found in a weedy area near the Rio Grande, southwest of Anzalduas Park, in the Wildlife Management Area of Las Palomas.
This region has become a crossing point for undocumented immigrants, especially from Central American families.
The cause of death has not yet been determined, although it is estimated that dehydration may have been the cause of death.
The sheriff indicated that the FBI is investigating the case, because the deaths were registered within a federal property.
The Office of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has not yet released any information in this regard.
Local newspaper The Monitor said CBP agents discovered the bodies on Sunday, although apparently the death had occurred days before, in an area known locally as El Rincón del Diablo, often used by smugglers due to its proximity to Mexico.
During the weekend an alert was issued in this area for high temperatures, which in some points reached 113 degrees Fahrenheit (45 degrees Celsius).
Earlier this month, the Border Patrol in the Tucson Sector reported the death of a 7-year-old migrant girl from India, whose body was found in the Arizona desert.
The mother and sister of the victim were rescued hours later by the authorities and taken to a nearby hospital, where they were treated with symptoms of dehydration.