A Brooks County, Texas, sheriff’s deputy recovered the recently deceased body of a young migrant woman who died after being abandoned by smugglers. The death occurred on a ranch located south of the Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint about 80 miles from the Texas-Mexico border.
Brooks County dispatchers received information on the morning of September 14 regarding the discovery of a deceased woman found by Border Patrol agents assigned to the Falfurrias Station. Dispatchers sent Deputy Elias Pompa to the ranch located near the town of Encino, Texas, and south of the Border Patrol checkpoint, according to information provided by the Brooks County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputy Pompa arrived at the ranch and a Border Patrol agent escorted him and the Justice of the Peace to the scene of the death. The Rio Grande Valley Sector agents escorted the team into the ranch where they found the woman laying on the ground