Mexican man found dead near Douglas

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A 27-year old illegal alien from Mexico was found dead in the desert near Geronimo Trail Road by Border Patrol Agents from the Douglas Station. The agents had responded to a call on Tuesday, November 25, from a Veracruz, Mexico man who said that he and his cousin had been left behind by their smuggler, and that his cousin was having difficulty breathing.

Agents on ATV's conducted a search of the area, and found the man's cousin deceased at around midnight. During the first month of Fiscal Year 2009, the Border Patrol's Tucson Sector has recorded a total of eight deaths.