Anthropologists Unearth Immigrant Remains From Texas Burial Site


Forensic anthropologists Krista Latham from the University of... News PhotoBaylor University,Cemetery,Emigration and Immigration,Exhuming,Forensic Science,Gulf Coast States,Horizontal,Immigrant,Social Issues,Talking,Texas,USA,Waist UpPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesFALFURRIAS, TX - MAY 21: Forensic anthropologists Krista Latham (L) from the University of Indianapolis and Lori Baker from Baylor University speak as their teams exhume 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, 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)