A Migrant Appears to Have Been Lynched in South Texas

A Migrant Appears to Have Been Lynched in South Texas

The shadow of a helicopter from U.S. Office of Air and Marine passes a U.S. Border Patrol vehicle as agents search for undocumented immigrants in 2014 in Falfurrias.The tragedy, at first, seemed a familiar one in the ragged brushlands of South Texas. Border Patrol agents late last week spotted a badly decomposing body in a patch of trees on a ranch in Brooks County, about an hour north of McAllen and the Mexican border. Nearly one hundred other migrants’ bodies had been discovered in the county this year, but this one was hanging from a noose that had been fashioned from the remains of a shirt and was tied to a limb on a rugged old oak tree. His head lolled to one side, and his feet were missing, perhaps eaten by coyotes or other animals. Some clothing was found folded nearby. So were identification cards for a Mexican male.Thursday, Brooks County…View Original Post

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