U.S. Border Patrol agents working in the Rio Grande Valley sector have recovered several more bodies this week.
Saturday a passerby discovered a woman’s body in the area south of Bentsen Palm State Park.
The woman, who was not identified, is believed to be from Guatemala, the release states.
The next day agents working the Falfurrias area recovered a body on private land after they received a call from a rancher who said he found human remains on his property, officials said.
On Tuesday another body was found near the Falfurrias checkpoint, the release states.
The next day agents found the skeletal remains of an unidentified person on a ranch, officials said.
“RGV Sector urges immigrants not to jeopardize their lives by illegally entering the United States or by attempting to circumvent a checkpoint. The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity at 800-863-9382,” the release states.