lukeville map

Location of Lukeville.

TUCSON, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - Border Patrol agents are trying to find the people a little girl from India was with after she was found dead at the Arizona-Mexico border on Wednesday morning.

The body of the 7-year-old girl was discovered 17 miles west of Lukeville.

Border Patrol says agents learned about the girl after they encountered two women from India who told them they had come to the U.S. and that three others, a woman and two children, got separated from them hours earlier.

Agents started looking for the three about seven miles west of Quitobaquito Springs. Within hours, they discovered the girl's remains, Border Patrol said.

According to the National Weather Service, the high temperature on Wednesday in that area was about 108 degrees.

Crews expanded the search for the missing woman and child and agents found footprints indicating they crossed back into Mexico.

"Our sympathies are with this little girl and her family," Tucson Chief Patrol Agent Roy Villareal said in a statement. "This is a senseless death driven by cartels who are profiting from putting lives at risk."

U.S. Border Patrol encourages those in distress to dial 911, or activate a rescue beacon. People can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling 1-877-872-7435 toll free.

 


Copyright 2019 KPHO/KTVK (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

 

Recommended for you

(6) comments

gail todd

Democrat 2020 Platform & Goals: -Open Borders. -Sanctuary Cities. -Elimination of ICE -Disarming Americans. -Tax increases. -Same sex marriages. -Infanticide. -Voting rights for illegal aliens. -Pack the courts with radical liberal judges (Like the 9th circuit) -Increase refugee's from the third world. -Illegal aliens allowed to hold public office. -Socialism. -Free Abortions for all (Taxpayer funded) -The green new deal. -End of Electoral College -Free Medicare care for all including non citizens (taxpayer funded) -Raise Minimum Wage -Have adolescents vote -!00% free college for all, including non citizens. (tax payer funded) -Reparations for every race "harmed" by the white man. -Convicts, Terrorists voting. -Susie & Bobby using the same restrooms. -Late term abortions. -Pay check for every person in the US even if they choose not to work. *Sources: Straight from the Democrat's mouths. View speeches on youtube.

Amico

America be proud about yourself

gail todd

http://www.illegalaliencrimereport.com/ http://www.ojjpac.org/memorial.asp

Shredder

If she wasn’t trying to cross the border illegally, she would probably still be alive.

Daddy

Stop the deaths of people who think they'll make it through our open border. BUILD THE U.S. BORDER WALL so they know it's not an open border and will no longer attempt to cross.

TRUMP supporter

This is so sad but they should have stayed home. Please hurry and build the wall and deport all illegals.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.