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There have been all sorts of conflicting reports in the news, including whether there was radio traffic about sensor readouts or even whether there was any radio traffic at all (one news story says that the alarm came through a phone call from the injured agent to his girlfriend), but it seems to be undisputed fact that the culvert where the two were found was on the frontage road, impossibly far to have been hit by a vehicle on the interstate, and that their weapons and equipment were not taken and their vehicles were undisturbed.
Very interesting and along the lines of other things I have read. But you know we have to be sensational in this country even if it is not true.
Occam's Razor. There was a little in house Code Red going on here, or just a problem between those two.
The local sheriff's take on this.......https://www.npr.org/2018/04/02/598872658/a-border-patrol-agent-dies-mysteriously-the-sheriff-has-a-simple-theory
On the night of Nov. 18, he was one of the first-responders to a report of a Border Patrol agent down in a culvert — a drainage tunnel that runs under a roadway."This is the top of the culvert," Carrillo said, in a recent return visit to the site of the agent's death. "Agent Martinez was right there at the base, in the face-up position. And as you can see, it's pretty high."The drop is about 10 feet onto hard ground. The sheriff surmises that Agent Rogelio Martinez and his partner parked on the far side of the interstate to check something out, they ran across the freeway, and right off the top of the culvert. "They just didn't see the drop-off," he said, pointing to the top of the cement tunnel. "You see, no guard railing, no reflectors, it's a dark night."
The agents' union remains convinced it was murder. A union official, not authorized to speak publicly on the matter, noted the agents were hurt while investigating possible smuggling activity in the culvert. "They both know there's a culvert there, and they both fell off? It doesn't make sense," said the union rep.
Another thread that never dies...
Another thread that never dies...I appreciate the on-going up-dating...
Quote from: dprather on April 05, 2018, 10:07:44 AMAnother thread that never dies...Yep, and the ongoing lack of real information only fuels endless speculation.
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