South Padre Island Crime
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Recent Crime News
Monday Nov 9 | via Daily Mail
US Border Patrol agent charged with drug cartel decapitation of victim whose body was found at Texas spring break beach Body of Franklin Rodriguez Palacios Paz, 33, found near South Padre Island in March, without a head and mutilated in style of cartel violence A US Border Patrol agent has been charged in the decapitation killing of a Honduran man whose body washed up near a beach popular with spring breakers in Texas. Agent Joel Luna, 30, has been charged with capital murder in the death of Franklin Rodriguez Palacios Paz, 33, whose remains were found in March on South Padre Island. Comment?
Monday Nov 9 | via Los Angeles Times
Border Patrol Agent Joel Luna, 30, faces murder charges in connection with what authorities say was a slaying linked to a drug cartel. Border Patrol Agent Joel Luna, 30, faces murder charges in connection with what authorities say was a slaying linked to a drug cartel. Comment?
Friday Nov 6 | via The Brownsville Herald
A U.S. Border Patrol agent has been charged in the death of a man whose decapitated body was found floating near Texas' South Padre Island, a sheriff said Friday. Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio said Joel Luna might be tied to a Mexican drug cartel through his two brothers but that the investigation is still ongoing. Comment?
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