Border Patrol agent buried week after puzzling death in Texas

A Border Patrol agent who died after being found at the bottom of a culvert in the Texas dried was laid to rest Saturday, even as the baffling poser into his gruesome death stays unsolved.

Border Patrol pallbearers carried the flag-draped box of associate Agent Rogelio Martinez to his grave at the Restlawn Cemetery in El Paso, capping off a week of prevalent conjecture into how he died.

“It’s unhappy to lay one of the own to rest,” Border Patrol orator Ramiro Cordero told reporters outward the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.

Cordero pronounced it was an respect to see “law coercion agencies from opposite the United States” attend Martinez’s wake service.

Speculation but few answers after Border Patrol agent’s death

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez died after being found with a deadly conduct damage in a culvert.

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez died after being found with a deadly conduct damage in a culvert.


Republican politicians, including Gov. Greg Abbott and Sen. Ted Cruz, were discerning to tag the agent’s death an undisguised attack even as sovereign investigators hedged an attack as a small possibility.

President Trump used news of Martinez’s death to promote his call for a limit wall to Mexico.

The only explanation to surface publicly given the FBI began its death examine was that the 36-year-old agent suffered deadly conduct injuries and broken skeleton while patrolling a highway 12 miles easterly of the Van Horn limit town.


U.S. Border Patrol agents line Nashville Street outward Our Lady of Guadalupe Church for the wake of associate Agent Rogelio Martinez.

(Mark Lambie/AP)

His partner survived but was seriously hurt. Hopes of anticipating the law were serve dampened when the partner was incompetent to remember what happened to the depressed agent during the fatal shift.

Border agents suffered ‘traumatic conduct injuries’ and broken skeleton

A Border Patrol kinship repute insisted the two agents were smashed with rocks, while a source close to the review pronounced the agents may have depressed 14 feet down the culvert.

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