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Biden admin won’t say whether it plans to contact family of Maryland mom allegedly killed by illegal immigrant

The Biden administration has not said whether it plans to contact the family of Rachel Morin, a Maryland mother of five who was allegedly raped and murdered by an illegal immigrant last year.

Randolph Rice, an attorney for the Maureen family, told Fox News Digital on Thursday that Rachel’s mother, Patty Maureen, has not yet been contacted by Biden administration officials.

Fox News Digital reached out to the Department of Homeland Security. (Department of Homeland Security) The White House is seeking information about whether it plans to contact the Morin family after Patty Morin told Fox News Channel’s Laura Ingraham on Wednesday that no one from the administration had contacted her or her family about her daughter’s death.

The White House and the Department of Homeland Security did not respond to Fox about Morin’s comments or whether they plan to contact the family.

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From left to right: President Biden, Rachel Morin, and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. (Getty Images)

A Department of Homeland Security spokesperson said in a statement: “The Department of Homeland Security cannot publicly comment on ongoing criminal investigations. That said, anyone who commits the horrific and senseless crimes this individual has been accused of should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Our hearts go out to the family of Rachel Morin.”

of White House In a statement this week, the company offered condolences to Rachel Morin’s family but declined to say what steps it would take to secure the border when asked by a Fox News Digital reporter.

“Our deepest condolences go out to the family and loved ones of Rachel Maureen,” a White House spokesperson told Fox News Digital on Tuesday. “We cannot comment on ongoing law enforcement cases. But fundamentally, we believe that anyone found guilty should be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.”

Rice told Fox that former President Trump reached out to Patty Morin on Thursday morning and the two spoke for 20 minutes about her daughter.

In a press release issued through her lawyer, Patty Morin said she was “deeply touched by President Trump’s kindness and thoughtfulness.”

“He was sincere and genuinely wanted to know how our family was coping,” she added. “He asked about Rachel and expressed his sincere sympathy for her untimely death. His words have given me comfort during this extremely difficult time.”

Maureen, 37, was reported missing in August by her boyfriend, who said she had gone for a run on the Mama and Pa Trail in Bel Air, a quiet and usually safe town, and never returned. Northeast of Baltimore, August 5, 2023.

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Victor Martinez Hernandez and Rachel Morin

Victor Martinez Hernandez, 23, was arrested on suspicion of murder in the death of Rachel Morin.

Her body was found by the roadside the next day.

Victor Martinez Hernandez, an illegal immigrant suspected of killing Morin, was arrested on June 14 after a 10-month investigation. Morin’s murder. He was charged with rape and first-degree murder.

Hernandez, who has reportedly been in the United States since February 2023, was arrested while “casually sitting” at a bar in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Police say he arrived in the U.S. just one month after he allegedly killed a young woman in El Salvador. Authorities said the suspect’s DNA was also linked to a Los Angeles robbery in March in which a mother and her 9-year-old daughter were assaulted.

“We all suspected that Rachel was not his first victim,” Harford County Sheriff Jeff Gahler said in announcing the arrest last weekend. “My understanding is that this suspect, this monster, brutally murdered a young woman and then illegally fled to the United States. El Salvador It will be one month earlier, in January 2023.”

Rachel Morin arrest sign

The Harford County, Maryland, Sheriff’s Office posted a sign at the entrance to the Mama & Papa Trail on June 17, 2024, announcing an arrest in the August 2023 murder of Rachel Morin. (Harford County Sheriff’s Office/Facebook)

Hernandez is Extradited to Maryland Harford County police confirmed the man left Tulsa, Oklahoma on Thursday morning and was scheduled to arrive at the Martin State Airport between 12:30 and 1 p.m.

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Police said the 23-year-old man will be transported to the Harford County Detention Center once he arrives in Maryland.

Fox News’ Michael Lee, Bailey Hill and Sarah Rumpf Whitten contributed to this report.