On Monday, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Ronald Anthony Burgos Aviles called 911 to report two dead bodies at a park located close to the Rio Grande and the U.S.-Mexico border.
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The bodies were identified as 27-year-old Grizelda Hernandez and her 1-year-old son Dominick Alexander Hernandez.
According to LMTonline, Laredo Police Department Investigator Joe E. Baeza said that they suspected foul play because both bodies showed signs of visible injuries. Authorities did not give specifics on how the two were killed but they were treating it as a double homicide.
One hour after the 911 call was made, police suspected Burgos Aviles was involved in the double homicide.
Authorities in Texas say a Border Patrol agent killed a woman her 1-year-old child Monday at a park near the Mexico border. A Laredo police spokesman says the agent and the woman were in a romantic relationship. https://t.co/zVcPx1d2Zo
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Police also indicated that Roland and the woman found may have been involved romantically.
“The victims had visible signs of violence, which is now part of the official investigation,” Laredo Police Department Chief Claudio Treviño Jr. said Tuesday, according to the Express-News. “Due to the sensitivity of the case and the magnitude of the ongoing investigation, we’re not going to state the exact nature of the matter of death at this time.”
Burgos Aviles, a supervising border patrol agent who’s been on the job for nine years, is now facing two counts of capital murder in Texas.
Burgos Aviles was a nine-year veteran of the Border Patrol, Baeza said, and had been promoted last year.https://t.co/jXqx8F7BdX
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“The actions of this individual, if true, are both inexcusable and reprehensible,” Jason Owens, Border Patrol chief for the agency in Laredo said, according to the New York Daily News. “No one is more sickened than we are at the thought of someone wearing this uniform committing such a heinous act.”
This story is developing and mitú will continue to update you as the story evolves.