Anthropologists Unearth Immigrant Remains From Texas Burial Site


Forensic anthropologist Lori Baker from Baylor University assists a... News PhotoAssistance,Baylor University,Cemetery,Emigration and Immigration,Exhuming,Forensic Science,Gulf Coast States,Horizontal,Immigrant,Social Issues,Student,Texas,USA,Waist UpPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesFALFURRIAS, TX - MAY 21: Forensic anthropologist Lori Baker (L) from Baylor University assists a student while exhuming the remains of unidentified immigrants from a cemetery on May 21, 2013 in Falfurrias, Texas. Teams from Baylor University and the University of Indianapolis are exhuming the bodies of more than 50 immigrants who died, mostly from heat exhaustion and dehydration, 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. In Brooks County alone, at least 129 immigrants perished in 2012, the highest rate in the United States, according to forensic anthropologists. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)