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Bodies of two immigrants were found, one inside the truck and one nearby in the desert, according to Border Patrol agents. The identities of the victims have not yet been released.
When asked if investigators suspect the attack was orchestrated by a militia, sheriff’s department spokesperson Deputy Dawn Barkman said investigators are “looking into every possibility but nothing is conclusive.”
The immigrant filled truck was travelling along a path that is usually used for “smuggling” Mexican illegal immigrants.
This is not the first time that vigilante militias have attacked and murdered illegal immigrants coming across the border. In 2007, four camouflaged men with assault rifles and berets killed a smuggling suspect. Also, in February of 2011, an Arizona jury convicted radical vigilante terrorist Shawna Forde of murdering a Latino man and his 9-year-old daughter during a 2009 illegal raid she led on their home.