Texas: Eight Illegal Immigrants Found Dead Inside Semi Truck Trailer In Walmart Parking Lot
Outside a San Antonio Walmart on Saturday night, police said they discovered a sweltering tractor trailer with dozens of people locked inside — eight of them dead; many more with signs of severe dehydration.
Nearby hospitals were flooded with survivors, and children were among the dead — numbered and tagged but still unidentified.
“We’re looking at a human trafficking crime here this evening,” Police Chief William McManus told reporters gathered before dawn on Sunday.
He said his homicide detective would work with federal immigration authorities to determine “the origin of this horrific tragedy.”
The truck had no working air conditioning or signs of water as it sat in the Walmart parking lot off Interstate Highway 35 in south San Antonio, about two-and-a-half hours from the Mexican border, authorities said.