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Border Patrol agents discover two bodies in the New River

July 27, 2001

CALEXICO — The U.S. Border Patrol found the bodies of a man and a woman in the New River near here this morning, according to the county Coroner's Office.

Few details were available on the case at presstime. However, coroner's officials said the bodies were found about 3:30 a.m. in the river near Highway 98.

County Chief Deputy Coroner Sgt. Rick Macken said the bodies were thought to be those of undocumented immigrants.

More details were expected to be available later today, he said.

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