Tag: United States Border Patrol

Gov. Abbott Visits the Border

McALLEN (KFXV) — Leaders from agencies met today in South Texas to discuss border security and what the new administration should look into. Fox News was present in a meeting with the new Secretary of Homeland Security. State Governor Greg Abbott met with John Kelly today for a tour of the Texas – Mexico border. This first-hand look at the Rio Grande Valley, aimed at learning more about what security efforts are in place and what still needs to be done. Newly appointed department of Homeland Security Secretary, John Kelly along with Texas Governor Greg Abbot, and the director...

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Next of Kin Sought for Identified Deceased Man

HIDALGO COUNTY (KFXV) — The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s office needs your help locating the family of a man who has been identified after being found dead in the Rio Grande River. Law enforcement identified Jose Luis Martinez – Chavarria through a DNA analysis. He was found dead in March of last year around 10:40 in the morning. The U.S. Border Patrol, and the Mission Fire Department, in coordination with the Sheriff’s Department recovered his body. According to authorities, Chavarria has a tattoo of two hearts with the words “Luis Loves Angie” on his left ankle. If you can help...

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Jury Selection to Begin in Former BP Agent

Cameron County (KFXV) — Trial is moving forward for former U.S. Border Patrol Agent Joel Luna. Jury selection begins in Brownsville on January 17. That’s next Tuesday. The 31-year-old former agent is charged with “capital murder for retaliation and organized criminal activity” for the death of Honduran immigrant Francisco Palacios Paz – whose decapitated body was found in March of 2015 in the Laguna Madre. Paz was an employee at Luna’s brother’s tire shop. Luna is alleged to have worked with Mexican cartels transporting illegal firearms and ammunition to Mexico, and shipping narcotics into the U.S. According to authorities,...

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Body Found in Anzalduas Park

MISSION (KFXV) — In the city of Mission, federal authorities are investigating a man found dead at Anzalduas Park. The man was found and reported to police around 9 am, Thursday. Federal authorities along with Sheriff’s deputies and Border Patrol were on hand investigating. The person has not been identified and the cause of death remains under...

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