Border Patrol officials say the decomposed bodies of two people found east of Falfurrias in the Rio Grande Valley are believed to be illegal immigrants.
Spokesman Henry Mendiola tells The Monitor of McAllen (bit.ly/SrGSUj) the bodies were found by agents Friday night. One of the victims was a man but the other could not be determined.
He says the pair likely succumbed to dehydration or heat stroke and no foul play is believed involved.
Mendiola says identity of such victims is difficult and can involve sheriff’s offices and the Mexican consulate searching recent missing person reports. But he says some will end up as a John Doe in a pauper grave.