Texas Cops Investigate Mangled Body Found on Train Tracks near Border

Law enforcement officials made a horrifying discovery early Tuesday morning after a conductor called in a train suspecting that the train may have run over someone on the tracks. Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the area just west of Del Rio and found the badly mutilated body of an adult male lying on railroad tracks. According to law enforcement officials, a Union Pacific Railroad employee reported that he was unable to avoid hitting the man.

The incident occurred shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday, according to law enforcement officials who were not authorized to speak to the media. The identity of the badly mutilated body is unknown, and officials said a press conference about the incident was expected to begin soon. Next of kin have not been notified, but investigators suspect the deceased was not an immigrant.

The Cienegas Terrace area west of Del Rio is very close to the border. This rail line, which passes through residential and industrial areas, is part of the Amtrak passenger rail line to Del Rio. The incident occurred about six miles west of the Del Rio Amtrak Station. Officials told Breitbart that the investigation is in its early stages and most details about the discovery of the body are unknown.

Officials told Breitbart Texas that injuries and deaths that occur along rail lines this close to the border are almost exclusively related to migrants using trains to leave border areas, so authorities initially He said he believes the dead may be migrants based on signs. After the body was examined, details were revealed and the charges were shown to be untrue.

The body was sent for an autopsy and the case remains under investigation by the Val Verde County Sheriff’s Office.

Randy Clark He is a 32-year veteran of the U.S. Border Patrol. Prior to his retirement, he served as Division Chief of Law Enforcement Operations, directing operations for nine Border Patrol stations within the Del Rio, Texas area. Follow him on Twitter @RandyClarkBBTX.