New law addresses rising death toll of unidentified border crossers

New law addresses rising death toll of unidentified border crossers

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More than 1,000 immigrants have died in the Rio Grande Valley since 2005, the majority of whose bodies remain unidentified, because local authorities lack the resources to investigate their deaths and to extract their DNA.

But a bill signed June 22 by Gov. Greg Abbott tasks the Texas Forensic Science Commission (TFSC) with establishing methods of extracting DNA and other forensic evidence from unidentified bodies found less than ……….. read more here. 

 

BY KRISTIAN HERNANDEZ STAFF WRITER

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