Tag: family members

Remains of Undocumented Immigrants Identified

MCALLEN (KFXV) — The Honduran Consulate that visited McAllen yesterday, spoke to Fox News about the efforts various groups are taking to identify undocumented people who have died during their trek into the country. The consulate has confirmed that three Honduran citizens have been identified, and they are currently in the process of contacting family members in the united states to claim their remains. Various organizations from around the state have worked diligently to exhume and identify remains in Starr, Brooks, and Hidalgo County...

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Mexican Officials Deny Shooting at McAllen Couple

MCALLEN (KFXV) — We have an update to a story we reported on yesterday, on two MCALLEN residents who were injured in Reynosa during a shootout between federal officials and armed criminals. According to Mexican news outlets, Luis Alfredo Aleman and his wife, Alejandra Aleman were injured while shopping. Both are now back in the United States. Fox News spoke to family members who declined an on-camera interview, and said although Alejandra did sustain minor injuries, she is mostly frightened by the situation. Her husband is currently in San Antonio receiving treatment for his extensive injuries. The Mexican marines...

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Brownsville Police Continue Search for 14-Year-Old

BROWNSVILLE (KFXV) — We stay in Brownsville where police continue their search for a 14-year-old girl who has been missing since February. According to family members, Licksy Martinez left school on February 28th and never returned. After a month since her disappearance, investigators continue to solicit the public’s health in locating Licksy. If you have any information regarding her whereabouts, you are asked to contact Brownsville Police at (956) 546-TIPS (8477). remember, all information remains...

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Police Search for Fugitive Human Trafficker

PHARR (KFXV) — US Marshals are requesting the public’s help in locating a fugitive. After a five-day trial, Luis Gerardo Betancourt has been convicted on two charges– but is now considered a fugitive, after failing to appear in federal court. The 20-year-old, Pharr resident is accused of conspiracy to commit hostage taking and conspiracy to transport undocumented immigrants in 2015. He is now wanted after his failure to appear for trial and presentation of evidence. The investigation began on December fourth, regarding people being held against their will– forcing their family members to pay a release. According to testimonies...

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Bipartisan Effort to Fix the Texas Child Welfare System

TEXAS (KFXV) — At the Texas capitol, a bipartisan decision made this week by legislators will change the future of kids in foster care. One Valley state representative who helped co-author house bills four and five speaks to Fox News about the hundreds of lives that could be saved thanks to changes made to the Department of Family and Protective Services. In a five-year span close to 800 Texas children died due to a funding shortfall to the Texas Child Welfare System — according to one valley lawmaker. The law will go into effect in September. Under House Bill...

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