“Back to Brooks County”

Reporter: Melissa Correa


Brooks County authorities said they have been thrust into the front lines of the battle for the border. A KRGV CHANNEL 5 NEWS crew joined the Brooks County authorities for 24 hours. In addition to the the special report, the page includes a blog of their work, a reporter’s photo journal, and a graphic with some quick points of information. The crew created infographics to illustrate the numbers. The crew also obtained photos of remains found in Brooks County. They were too graphic to air, and the page itself includes a warning before someone can view the photos. The page includes links to previous investigations in the county and some follow-ups since the special report in April. The report brought attention to a county often overlooked in the battle for the border.

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Submitted by Maria Elena Hernandez.

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