(CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER-TIMES) - A South Texas lawmaker has asked the Department of Public Safety to secure a Brooks County cemetery as a crime scene after the discovery of mass graves of unidentified immigrants.
“There is no doubt that a crime has taken place, and we need to protect the site to prevent any evidence from being damaged, tampered with, or destroyed,” said Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, in a statement issued during the weekend. “Just as important, we need to send the message to the world that in our state, we do not stain the honor of loved ones who have passed away.”
The Texas Rangers plan to meet with local officials Monday to determine the proper course of action.
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