4 Bodies Found Near Rio Grande River, 2 Believed to Be Infants

4 years 3 months 5 days ago Sunday, June 23 2019 Jun 23, 2019 June 23, 2019 9:54 PM June 23, 2019 in News - Local

NEAR MISSION- The bodies of four people were found along the border Sunday evening.

The bodies were found by the Rio Grande River, southeast of the Anzalduas Park in Las Paloma Wildlife Management Area.

According to Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra, the bodies appear to be 2 infants, a toddler and a 20-year-old woman.

They were found in a brushy area.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation will be leading the case because the area is federal property.  

Law enforcement officials close to the investigation tell CHANNEL 5 NEWS they are still conducting an investigation, but do not indicate foul play.

Their immigration status is pending, but the area they were found is prone to human smuggling.

Investigators believe they may have succumbed to dehydration. 

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