Brady McCombs (’01) writes about death in the desert in Sunday’s Arizona Daily Star
Arizona’s border is a desert of death.
Nearly 2,000 men, women and children have died trying to cross the border illegally in the past decade – not counting the bodies still out there, waiting to be discovered.
A decrease in illegal crossings over the past six years hasn’t slowed the deaths, steady at about 200 annually. This year could be the worst yet.
Arizona Daily Star reporter Brady McCombs (’01) and photographer Dean Knuth spent a week with the staff of the Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office. They went along to pick up bodies, observed autopsies and tracked investigations. More.
Editor’s note: Contains graphic images and descriptions and may not be suitable for all readers.