Immigrants to Be Exhumed in Hopes of Identifying 3/25/13
(Information in the following story is from: San Antonio Express-News,
FALFURRIAS, Texas - Starting in May, a group will exhume the remains of
dozens of immigrants laid to rest at the Falfurrias Cemetery in South Texas in
hopes of identifying them.
When at the end of last year 35 immigrants who had died in Brooks County
were still nameless, immigrant groups called for the use of DNA tests to help in
The San Antonio Express-News (http://bit.ly/109gYu2 ) reports that the
county's decision to partner with Baylor University physical anthropologist Lori
Baker's group, Reuniting Families, to identify the remains defused those
tensions. But challenges ahead for the forensic anthropologists include lost
markers for some of the graves.
Last year, ranchers and law enforcement in Brooks County found 129
decomposing bodies and skeletal remains of illegal immigrants.