Tag Archives: Brooks County

201510-case0378-pendant-reel-hero by Jen Reel

The Things They Left Behind

When migrants die in South Texas, the objects they leave behind hold clues to their identities.

In the fall of 2013, Observer reporter Melissa del Bosque and I visited Baylor University’s forensics lab, one of several Texas labs that handles the remains ...Read More

201507-grave-markers-brooks-burial-plot-jen-reel by John Carlos Frey

Graves of Shame

New evidence indicates wrongdoing in the handling of migrant remains in Brooks County.

A year ago, a Texas Rangers inquiry found “no evidence” of wrongdoing in the botched handling of migrant remains in Brooks County. New evidence indicates ra...Read More