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All 53 migrant victims of human smuggling tragedy potentially identified


Police work the scene where dozens of people were found dead in a semitrailer in a remote area in southwestern San Antonio, Monday, June 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Police work the scene where dozens of people were found dead in a semitrailer in a remote area in southwestern San Antonio, Monday, June 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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It has been more than a week since 53 migrants lost their lives after being left in an abandoned 18-wheeler in the sweltering sun in San Antonio, Texas.

The Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office announced in a press release on Tuesday that they've potentially identified all victims of the human smuggling tragedy.

In a statement, the medical examiner's office said that they continued to work during the Fourth of July holiday weekend to identify the victims.

As of Monday, 35 of the victims have been conclusively identified.

The victims range in age from 13 to 55. Of the 35 victims, 20 were citizens of Mexico, 10 were citizens of Guatemala, and five were citizens of Honduras.

The medical examiner's office also said that they have 18 potential identifications.

There is no word on the names of all the victims, as authorities work to notify next of kin.

Two men in connection to the case were arrested on weapons charges June 28.

Juan Francisco D’Luna-Bilbao and Juan Claudio D’Luna-Mendez were both charged in federal court with possession of a weapon by an alien illegally in the United States. Officials say both are Mexican citizens and are illegally in the United States.

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