A woman and three children were found dead near the Mexico-Texas border, according to Hidalgo County, Texas Sheriff Eddie Guerra.
Guerra said in a tweet that two infants, a toddler and a 20-year-old woman were found dead by border patrol agents near the Rio Grande River, southeast of the Anzalduas Park Sunday night.
The bodies were found in Las Paloma Wildlife Management Area in the southeast corner of the state, the sheriff said.
The FBI will take the lead on the investigation because the bodies were found on federal land.
Agents from the FBI are on scene investigating with the aid of local authorities.
Special Agent Michelle Lee with the San Antonio FBI told CNN, "it's an incredibly heart breaking situation, which seems to happen far too often."
This is a developing story.
- A woman, two babies and a toddler were found dead near the border. The FBI is investigating
- Toddler's death under investigation
- Woman found dead in apartment
- Ossian Police investigating after toddler was found unresponsive
- Police investigating baby's death
- A missing pregnant woman has been found dead. Her baby was forcibly removed from her womb, police say
- Woman found dead in home, person of interest in custody
- Woman found dead inside Fort Wayne hotel room, arrest made
- Woman found dead in Paulding home, arrest warrant issued
- Toddler's death ruled a homicide