Border Patrol agent was murdered, Federal Bureau of Investigation agent contends in affidavit

Lester Mason
December 8, 2017

The FBI is investigating two brothers who have been called "persons of interest" in the death of Rogelio Martinez and critical injuries to his partner on November 18 near Van Horn, Texas, the Dallas Morning News reports.

- U.S. Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez was murdered, his partner was assaulted and the men were left to die in a Texas culvert last month, according to an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent's sworn affidavit - the most concrete official statement indicating the agents were savagely attacked, and a firm rebuttal of a local sheriff's claim the men were injured in a traffic accident.

Agents Rogelio "Roger" Martinez and Stephen Garland on November 18 were found injured at the bottom of a culvert along Interstate 10, just a few miles east of Van Horn, Texas. Both agents were suffering from traumatic injuries to their head and bodies and rushed to the hospital.


Investigators said the surviving agent doesn't remember what happened. Citizens can help the Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling 1-866-999-8727 toll-free to report suspicious activity. President Trump also peddled the unfounded narrative that the agents were attacked by immigrants.

Investigators recently closed in on Antonio and Daniel Munoz after a tip from a "coyote" - or someone who smuggles people into the United States - alleging the pair recently crossed into the country with a large group and admitted to attacking the agents with rocks, according to court documents obtained by the Dallas Morning News. Once agents arrested the group, they searched the area and found five Motorola 2-way radios, 10 Motorola batteries, one Motorola charger, eight cellphones, one auxiliary cellphone charger, and two Nikon binoculars.

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