Brooks County officials recovered the skeletal remains of a deceased migrant on a Texas ranch located about 80 miles from the Mexican border.
Brooks County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers received a call on November 24 from a ranch hand regarding the discovery of skeletal remains.
The ranch is located southwest of Falfurrias and northeast of the Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint.
Dispatchers sent Deputy Jonathan Melendez to the scene to collect the remains, according to information provided by Brooks County Sheriff’s Office officials.
This area is a well known human smuggling path where cartel-connected guides march migrants around the Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint.