Missing Texas Guardsman brought to Webb County for autopsy

Published: Apr. 25, 2022 at 1:13 PM CDT
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LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) - The body of specialist Bishop Evans has been brought to Webb County for an autopsy.

Webb County Medical Examiner Dr. Corinne Stern says they were able to identify Specialist Evans through dental records.

She says this tragedy highlights the dangers that come with enforcing the border, not only for law enforcement but for migrants trying to make it into the country as well.

Dr. Stern says, “Our numbers are climbing very rapidly this year. I think already this year, we’ve seen close to 50 deaths already of individuals attempting to cross the border. As you know last year, we had 206 individuals who died in their attempt to cross the border. This year we will match or exceed those numbers.”

Doctor Stern says Specialist Evans will be released to a funeral home of his family’s choosing once her examination is complete.

Below is the last updated version of the story:

After a three-day search, the body of a missing National Guardsman has been found.

Texas Army National Guardsman, Specialist Bishop Evans, age 22 years was from Arlington, Texas.

He was deployed to Eagle Pass to assist with Operation Lone Star.

SPC Evan was escorted by guard members to an Eagle Pass funeral home.

KGNS has obtained information that SPC Evans has been transferred to the Webb County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Several DPS vehicles, Border Patrol, and Texas Army National Guard’s member followed the hearse.

No word yet from DPS or the Texas Army National Guard on what the next step will be to transfer Evans to his family.

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