(MYSANANTONIO) A request for water led to the discovery of eight bodies inside a tractor-trailer at a Southwest Side Walmart parking lot in what police are calling a "horrific tragedy." The driver of the truck has been identified.
"We're looking at a human-trafficking crime this evening," said San Antonio Police Chief William McManus in a video posted on the department's Facebook page. "Homeland Security is working with us."
The eight dead are believed to have died as a result of heat exposure/asphyxiation, according to an SAPD press release, but an official cause of death will be determined by the Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office.
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