Anthropologists Unearth Immigrant Remains From Texas Burial Site


An anthropology student inspects the bones of a suspected... News PhotoBestof,Examining,Grave,Gulf Coast States,Horizontal,Immigrant,Indigenous Culture,Social Issues,Student,Suspicion,Texas,Topics,Topix,USAPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesFALFURRIAS, TX - MAY 22: An anthropology student inspects the bones of a suspected undocumented immigrant after they were exhumed from a gravesite on May 22, 2013 in Falfurrias, Brooks County, Texas. In Brooks County alone, at least 129 immigrants perished in 2012, most of dehydration while making the long crossing from Mexico. Teams from Baylor University and the University of Indianapolis are exhuming the bodies of more than 50 immigrants who died, mostly from heat exhaustion, while crossing illegally from Mexico into the United States. The bodies will be examined and cross checked with DNA sent from Mexico and Central American countries, with the goal of reuniting the remains with families. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)