OCOTILLO — The search for an 18-year-old woman and her 13-year-old brother, both immigrants lost in the rugged terrain near here, ended when both were found sleeping on the porch of a house Saturday.
The two crossed the border illegally with their mother and a group of immigrants, all of whom were wandering through the desert Saturday afternoon.
The group's trek went awry as the members became separated.
Border Patrol agents reported one person in the group went for help, walking to the desert community of Nomirage near Ocotillo.
The Border Patrol was contacted and started searching for the group. Help would not arrive in time to prevent one death. The mother of the brother and sister died. Information on her identity and cause of death were not available this morning.