June 24 (UPI) -- Border patrol agents discovered the bodies of a woman and three children near the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said.
Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra said the bodies of a woman in her 20s, two infants and a toddler were found Sunday night by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents southeast of Anzalduas Park in the Las Paloma Wildlife Management Area near the Rio Grand Valley in south Texas.
He said local deputies were at the scene waiting for FBI agents, who were to lead the investigation.
According to United States Border Patrol data, for fiscal year 2018, 96 bodies were found in the Rio Grand Valley. A total of 283 bodies were found along the southwest border last year.