Mexican consulate officials said this morning they are conducting an investigation to confirm that five immigrants whose remains were found Saturday were part of a larger group of border-crossers who succumbed to the heat during the summer.
Rita Vargas, head of the consulate in Calexico, said it is thought the five were part of a group of at least 14 that crossed the border in July.
She confirmed this morning reports that a man who claimed to be part of a group who crossed the border in July had contacted her office expressing concern about the group.
The man said he had reached Los Angeles but he did not think others in his group had made it out of the desert. The man claimed that the group members had scattered because they saw U.S. Border Patrol vehicles in the area, Vargas said.