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-- see this is a disturbing development so how much of an increase are we talking about these kinds of incidents.
Well Martha we want -- first warning that the video we're about to show you is graphic you know according to Department of Homeland Security stats the number.
Of illegal immigrants trying to come into this country is dramatically down however the number of those who died while trying to do it.
Hasn't really changed in Brooks county for example down in south Texas 64 bodies turned up on private -- last year.
-- projected to surpass the 100 mark this year and while it is of course a tragic loss of life cops say the death investigations.
Put as serious strain on resources because there -- very time consuming.
When I say three hours has just -- the scene itself Vizio is doing got to do the follow good the behind.
You know the latter part comes in as far as.
Begin within medical examiner and trying to identify this person.
-- for context Brooks county down there only has nine sheriff's deputy is responsible for -- patrolling.
Square miles -- context.
That is nearly two times the size of the city of Los Angeles -- Yet as -- pointing at Casey's investigations would cost the taxpayers in these areas a lot of money right.
They sure do in this is -- by the way unique to texas' happening and all four border states but in Brooks county they estimate each one of these death investigations to cost about 15100.
And the majority of those victims die from extreme heat exposure to the elements they have no identification on them.
So they are autopsied and then.
They are buried in these unmarked graves residents in these counties that we talked to of course have compassion.
On the other hand they also fear for their own safety saying that these investigations.
Detract from other emergencies.
Most ranchers like myself I'm like -- other ranchers that.
Live in this counting my neighbors we're on our own.
And it shouldn't be that way.
Folks down there calling on the federal government for help to not only tighten border security but also in turn preventing these deaths more.
And I Casey thank you very much.
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