Three bodies found in storm drain near U.S.-Mexico border

By Alex Sundby

/ CBS News

3 bodies found in Texas storm drain

Three bodies were recovered from a storm drain Monday in El Paso, Texas, near the U.S.-Mexico border, officials said. The bodies appear to have been trapped behind a grate, Enrique Duenas-Aguilar of the El Paso Fire Department told CBS News.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency found the bodies and called the fire department for help removing the grate, Duenas-Aguilar said. The bodies were found near a highway that runs along the border, CBS affiliate KDBC-TV reports.

According to the station, the police said the bodies were men. The El Paso Police Department is overseeing the investigation.

UPDATE:
El Paso Police Officers taping up the area near where the 3 men’s bodies were found. @CBS4Local @KFOX14 pic.twitter.com/XQpYhAnrkD

— Salina Madrid (@SalinaKFOX_CBS) June 10, 2019

First published on June 10, 2019 / 12:43 PM

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Alex Sundby

Alex Sundby is a senior editor for CBSNews.com

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