- Authorities released the chilling photo of a Mexican’s corpse hanging from a tree.
- The remains of the Mexican hanging from a tree were found in a border area of Texas.
- A congressman is asking the FBI to look into the case of the Mexican hanging from a tree.
Not suitable for sensitive people. Police authorities released the shocking photograph of the body of an alleged Mexican migrant who was found footless and hanging from a tree in a border area of the state of Texas this week.
On Saturday, October 2, Democratic congressman Joaquín Castro asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to look into what appears to be the “lynching” of a Mexican who appeared dead and hanging from a tree, Efe reported.
Police spread chilling photo of Mexican hanging in a tree
According to the news agency report, national media indicated that the body was found naked and hanging from a tree in Texas, about 80 miles (128 kilometers) north of the border with Mexico.
Brooks County Sheriff Benny Martinez explained to the newspaper Newsweek that apparently the victim was hung with his own shirt and that the rest of his clothes were folded next to the tree, where they also found two identifications that supposedly belonged to the Mexican.
“They had never seen anything like this,” said the police when they found the Mexican hanging in a tree
The body of the Hispanic, who is believed to be an immigrant, was found in an advanced state of decomposition while hanging from a tree last Thursday, September 30, indicated Efe, Newsweek and Breitbart, which published the chilling Photograph provided by the Brooks County Sheriff’s Office.
Benny Martínez declared to the Breitbart media, also quoted by Efe, that, although it is common for them to find deceased immigrants, “we had never seen something like this in our county.” For his part, Congressman Joaquín Castro added: “This appears to be a lynching of a Mexican in South Texas. I will request an investigation from the FBI if it has not already started one. ”
They await results of the autopsy to find out if the Mexican hanging from a tree was killed or committed suicide
However, Police Chief Benny Martínez told Breitbart that it would be necessary to wait for the autopsy by the Webb County Coroner’s Office, in the border city of Laredo, to know exactly if the Mexican immigrant had been hanged by others. or he would have committed suicide.
According to the authorities cited by Efe and other local media, both feet of the deceased were torn from his body, probably by animals, and one of them appeared near the place of the dramatic discovery in that border area of Texas.
Immigrant deaths on the rise in county
The Breitbart newspaper detailed that after documenting the scene, the agents transferred the remains to the county morgue where they will try to obtain the fingerprints of the body that was already in a severe state of decomposition.
Efe said that Brooks County authorities have registered an increase of almost 250% in the number of dead immigrants in the region, going from 34 in all of 2020 to 118 recorded since January 1.
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