Tag: Guatemala

Undocumented Guatemalan Woman Identified

MISSION (KFXV) — The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Department has identified the woman found dead on the outskirts of Bentsen State Park. Through fingerprinting, forensic investigators identified the 34-year-old Guatemalan woman as Glenda Joana De Leon Molina. border patrol agents discovered Molina’s body in a rural portion of Mission, frequented by undocumented people. An autopsy revealed that molina died of heat...

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Deceased Individual found in Palmview Identified

Palmview (KFXV) – Hidalgo County Sheriff’s investigators identify the body found in north of Palmview earlier this week. 29-year-old Elias Alegria Manuel Mejia from Guatemala is identified as the individual whose body was found on the side of La Gallina Road Tuesday afternoon. A passerby made the discovery and alerted police. Authorities are still trying to determine the cause of death, however investigators say there are no signs of foul play. If you have any information about this case you’re asked to call Crime stoppers at 956...

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Immigrants found trapped inside refrigerated trailer

Sarita, Texas (KFXV) – More than a dozen immigrants trapped in a refrigerated trailer are rescued by border patrol agents. The incident happened this morning at the Sarita Checkpoint. Border patrol officials release these pictures this afternoon. The rescue happened when the driver was referred to a secondary inspection. A K-9 alerted officers who then opened it up and found 18 immigrants among the produce. The temperature was set to 51 degrees, and there was no way for them to escape. Agents had to use bolt cutters to remove the locks. The driver did not have the key. He...

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Sacred Heart Church Hosts Thanksgiving Meals for Refugees

McAllen (KFXV) — Hundreds of people at The Sacred Heart Church Respite Center shared a Thanksgiving meal for the first time. Several local businesses got together to organize a turkey meal for 500 hundred refugees in McAllen, an effort they say is well worth it. Immigrants like Amparo Linares who left her native Guatemala says she is grateful she made it to the land of opportunities. Here in McAllen, Amparo received the care she needs while she waits to take a bus to meet with family up north. Sister Norma pimentel explains the humanitarian response from the community is...

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Border Patrol detain undocumented sex offenders trying to enter the US

Sullivan City (KFXV) – Border patrol arrest to undocumented sexual offenders illegally trying to enter the United States authorities say these types of criminals usually come from groups of many immigrants authorities also believe they represent a threat for women and children traveling with them the past week and border patrol arrested 31 year old Freddy and that’s all I needed from El Salvador and 37 year old Anthony Ortega Rhodes from Guatemala. “Anytime we detain people, we take them into a processing center. During the processing, that’s when we find out what type of criminal background that individual...

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