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Old 07-23-2009, 11:33 AM   #1
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Exclamation Just found a DEAD 22yo Honduran Immigrant

My dad just called to tell me that he was woken up at 7:30 this morning by our hand Pancho knocking at his door. When he opened the door, Pancho was frantic and speaking very rapid spanish words like "muerte, hombre, and diga me"! My dad jumped in the truck with him still not sure what was happening, and they took off across the ranch.

Laying between the ranch road and the border fence was a dead man. My dad could tell that he hadn't been there long. He called the BP and the scene was quickly secured. Upon inspection, they found his Honduran ID and also determined that he was traveling alone right before he died of dehydration or heat stroke. He was 22.

The funeral home came out and loaded him up about 30 minutes ago.



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Old 07-23-2009, 11:35 AM   #2
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Happens more than people know...
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Old 07-23-2009, 11:36 AM   #3
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I hear this happens all the time........very sad way to die..........
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Old 07-23-2009, 11:36 AM   #4
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wow you never know how many times that happens and varmints get the body before somebody finds it. prett sad though
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Old 07-23-2009, 11:37 AM   #5
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Wow....that is crazy...
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Old 07-23-2009, 11:38 AM   #6
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The price of freedom...
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Old 07-23-2009, 11:39 AM   #7
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Holy Moly.
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Old 07-23-2009, 11:43 AM   #8
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that sucks. I don't like the idea of illegal immagration but it sure does suck that people die that way.
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Old 07-23-2009, 11:45 AM   #9
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I doubt that was the way that Frank had his day planned out! Sad.
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Old 07-23-2009, 11:47 AM   #10
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A couple of years ago our lease hunters found a guy that been laying there about a month. Not much left of him, as he had been gnawed on. BP in our area said that 2-3 die in Dimmit county each month, especially in summer.
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Old 07-23-2009, 11:51 AM   #11
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Weve got alot them that camp on the creeks on the place we hunt in Carrizo. Fortunately I havent had anything like this happen. Its been averaging 105 out there this past week sure hard on everyone.
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Old 07-23-2009, 11:52 AM   #12
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Whoa...
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Old 07-23-2009, 11:52 AM   #13
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That would be kind of creepy going to your stand at about 5:30 am .
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Old 07-23-2009, 11:55 AM   #14
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Sadly Peyton, I bet there are many more that die and are never found.

Everyone wants freedom.
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Old 07-23-2009, 11:56 AM   #15
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Wow that's terrible
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Old 07-23-2009, 12:00 PM   #16
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these guys wager it all
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Old 07-23-2009, 12:04 PM   #17
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...and its so easy to get in legally.

So sorry for him and his family.
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Old 07-23-2009, 12:05 PM   #18
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Had a buddy stumble across a corpse in the dark on the way to his stand one morning a couple years ago on their lease outside of Del Rio.

Makes you realize how good we have it in our country. These people are willing to leave their homes and family, having to travel at night by moonlight or minimal light through snake laden, thorny, desert/harsh country, risking thier lives just to find work.
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Old 07-23-2009, 12:06 PM   #19
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Sadly Peyton, I bet there are many more that die and are never found.

Everyone wants free-stuff.
Whos to say he wasnt a drug runner, murderer or thief....just say'n

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Old 07-23-2009, 12:09 PM   #20
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One of the guides down on the Cochina/Catarina told me they used to find several a year. Last year they didn't find any but also didn't see many coming thru. One year we almost ran over one laying in the road and the guide just drove around him and left him saying all he wanted was to be picked up because a rain storm was coming in---and it did rain.

What was it Josey Wales said?
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Old 07-23-2009, 12:14 PM   #21
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sad for sure but........ more times than not the ones sneaking in aren't the ones we want here anyway. Thats why they sneak in, they can't get in legally.
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Old 07-23-2009, 12:19 PM   #22
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Happened to us last deer season, but I think the guy was from El Salvador. His group he was traveling with left him by the road so that he would be found. No telling how many are out there that havent been found.
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Old 07-23-2009, 12:25 PM   #23
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He knew his risk
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Old 07-23-2009, 12:26 PM   #24
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sad news indeed , a mother/father have just lost a son
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Old 07-23-2009, 12:45 PM   #25
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Horrible way to go.
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Old 07-23-2009, 12:56 PM   #26
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crazy
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Old 07-23-2009, 01:08 PM   #27
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Sad no matter who you are or what you are
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Old 07-23-2009, 01:11 PM   #28
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it happens more than you think, we found two at the ranch I worked/guided for in jim hogg county. we had alot of drug runners in that area (285 and 1017)
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Old 07-23-2009, 01:23 PM   #29
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Wow, that sucks!

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Old 07-23-2009, 01:24 PM   #30
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Makes me pause to thank God I was born in what is still the greatest country in the world.
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Old 07-23-2009, 01:26 PM   #31
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It's sad to know a human suffered to death, but they should know what they are doing before they take off. I wonder how many die from snake bites?
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Old 07-23-2009, 01:53 PM   #32
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My wife and I are from Honduras. Sad storie but I know it happens.
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Old 07-23-2009, 01:56 PM   #33
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I know was bound to happen, but in 27 years we've never found one until today. I think it was a somber few hours for my dad and Pancho. After losing my mom last fall, I think it was tough on my dad seeing a dead body. He sounded pretty low when he first called to tell me the story.

I reassured him it wasn't our fault and it was only time until we found one. The guy died about 800 yards northeast of a windmill. He must have been very lost.

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Old 07-23-2009, 01:59 PM   #34
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We've found one...

My buddy's family has 40,000+ acres and they average finding about 9 a year... of course they are on a major pathway...

Project that out a little... over say a couple million acres... and figure out how many actually die...

and those are just the ones they find...
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Old 07-23-2009, 02:00 PM   #35
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Man, bad news for sure. But they take the risk.
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Old 07-23-2009, 02:03 PM   #36
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Man, thats a bad way to go.
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Old 07-23-2009, 02:06 PM   #37
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Sad indeed. I see them pretty much every year. When I see the direction they're going it makes me wonder...
I had a couple try to climb the tower blind I was in last year right at daybreak. It's scary when you don't know how desperate they are. I yelled at them in Spanish and chambered a round. They quickly were on their way moving through the brush, not on the senderos.
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Old 07-23-2009, 02:53 PM   #38
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This is very sad, but like many have said "its the risk they take"
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Old 07-23-2009, 02:55 PM   #39
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X2. Nobody forced him to do what he did, he exercised his God-given free choice, and made a bad one.
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Old 07-23-2009, 02:57 PM   #40
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doesn't make the story any less sad. It does state the obvious though.
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:04 PM   #41
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Let's you know we aren't the only ones that say, "give me liberty, or give me death!"
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:05 PM   #42
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Honduras??? he came a long way. Sad deal.
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:09 PM   #43
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Honduras??? he came a long way.

Up to half of illegals caught are "OTM's", other than Mexican, meaning they came from thru Mexico on their way here. Many are robbed, raped, or killed along the way. The S TX Brushcountry is the last obstacle, and July isn't the wise time to travel.
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:12 PM   #44
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My dad just called to tell me that he was woken up at 7:30 this morning by our hand Pancho knocking at his door. When he opened the door, Pancho was frantic and speaking very rapid spanish words like "muerte, hombre, and diga me"! My dad jumped in the truck with him still not sure what was happening, and they took off across the ranch.

Laying between the ranch road and the border fence was a dead man. My dad could tell that he hadn't been there long. He called the BP and the scene was quickly secured. Upon inspection, they found his Honduran ID and also determined that he was traveling alone right before he died of dehydration or heat stroke. He was 22.

The funeral home came out and loaded him up about 30 minutes ago.



Traveling alone? I have a very hard time believing that. I hope that your dad and Pancho can get over the shock of this soon. A sad deal for all involved.
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:12 PM   #45
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From what I hear there are very few Mexicans coming over. They say they are very happy where they are at. Its the folks from farther south that are heading north.
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:14 PM   #46
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I presented a theory to the guy that works for us who is legal now but walked across for years before he found a stable job...

He never got deported on the walk over... only when people around him did stupid stuff... got detained in Hondo and shipped out dropped on the Nuevo side... got a couple of cans of food and some water jugs and was back across that night... and back in hondo in 4 days.

I asked him if he thought that the reason so many people die and have problems now is because most of them are coming out of the cities. Back in the old days it was rural people that were walking across to find rural jobs.

Nowadays 18 year old kids that have been playing nintendo their whole life are walking across looking for jobs and have no idea how to find water, food or any sense of direction... If they lose the group... they are as good as dead....

He told me that that was probably the cause... he says a lot more people die now walking across than used to...
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:17 PM   #47
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That sure makes sense Marko
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:19 PM   #48
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The key word left out of the title was ILLEGAL
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:25 PM   #49
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We had one die four days ago on our lease. The two traveling with him were barely alive and wanted the boarder patrol to send them home.
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:25 PM   #50
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sad indeed.....reminds me of a time fishing off the south jetties in galveston. we were all having a good time until the anchor rope snagged something..we all looked up at the front of the boat and were shocked to see an illegal ship stowaway had jumped ship and was proceeding (attempting) to climb into our boat. we changed his mind real quick and off he swam to the jetties.....just like was mentioned earlier desperate times call for desperate measures!!!!
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