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When bodies turn up, the local sheriff's office becomes involved.
"This is a very sad case because these individuals are placed in the trust of unscrupulous individuals who will not hesitate to leave them to their fate," Martinez said.
searches inhospitable areas looking for stranded migrants and their bodies.
In 2010, deputies found 22 bodies. That figure had nearly tripled by 2011, when they found 64 bodies. But those numbers pale in comparison to the 95 bodies found so far this year.
In 2012, Border Patrol has rescued about 300 immigrants and recovered more than 150 bodies in the Rio Grande Valley sector to date, said agency spokesman Enrique Mendiola.
"I have gotten about 200 reports of missing migrants that were traveling through this area," he said. "Unlike California or Arizona, most of this land is private property so we have to make contacts with the ranch owners so they will let us search through their property."
'Angels' search for migrants' bodies
"What makes it difficult to investigate is that many times all we have to go on is a nickname or a tattoo," Martinez said. "The victim doesn't know who that individual really is."
"On top of the extreme weather, you have the dangers presented by the wildlife out there: coyotes, wild pings and rattlesnakes are just some of them," Mendiola said, adding that immigrants also suffer from dehydration. Armani Belt Mens
During his trip to the Valley, Hernandez trekked through one of the ranches searching for migrants and trying to survey the area to determine the dangers that migrants face. The biggest obstacles Hernandez faced were the "no trespassing" signs posted at many ranches.
"The bodies here are just the ones that have been found and most of the time they are found only by accident," said Rafael Hernandez, the director of Angeles Del Desierto, a nonprofit that Gucci Belt Canvas
problem so these individuals can travel in a humane fashion."
Small metal plaques that read "unknown male remains" or "unknown female remains" mark the end of the journey for many immigrants and leave their families back home with questions about their fate.
Hernandez helped provide preliminary identification, which prompted the Salvadoran consulate to get involved and make arrangements to have the body sent home for burial.
Border Patrol checkpoints in Falfurrias and Sarita.
An additional danger is the predatory nature of the coyotes guides who sometimes sexually assault the women they've been paid to smuggle north, Martinez said, adding that his department is investigating five such cases.
Investigators at the Brooks County Sheriff's Office have noted a sharp increase in the number of bodies discovered, said Chief Deputy Urbino "Benny" Martinez.
While the group is based in California, the repeated calls that it receives about migrants traveling through the Rio Grande Valley prompted Hernandez to make the drive east in an effort to establish the networks needed to have his group search the areas around the checkpoint.
"They are not able to carry enough water with them and if they do find water it is from a contaminated source."
Angeles Del Desierto attempts bringing closure to families, said Hernandez, who arrived with a list of missing migrants he hopes to find or rescue.
"For the most part, they are hardworking people," Martinez said. "The best choice would be for governments to have some way to fix this immigration Gucci Belt For Sale Cheap
Smugglers sometimes force illegal immigrants to carry drugs, leaving them exposed to federal prosecution.
With a backpack filled with emergency supplies and a cell phone, Hernandez walked for several miles searching for bodies or migrants in need of help.
Deputies find bodies at all stages of decomposition, including corpses that have been reduced to skeletal remains.
"Sadly enough we were not able to find any migrants," Hernandez said.
The trek has led many of those Gucci Belt Gg migrants to graves that line the municipal cemetery in Falfurrias.
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