Border Patrol Agent Charged With Murder After Bodies of Woman and Child Are Found Near Rio Grande

A U.S. Border Patrol agent has been arrested after the bodies of a woman and a 1-year-old child were found near a rural park in South Texas.

The bodies of 27-year-old Grizelda Hernandez and her son Dominick Alexander Hernandez were discovered about 15 feet apart near the banks of the Rio Grande on Monday.

Ronald Anthony Burgos-Aviles, 28 — the Border Patrol agent who reported finding the bodies — was arrested on two counts of capital murder, Laredo police announced Tuesday afternoon.

Burgos-Aviles and Hernandez had been in a romantic relationship, police said at a news conference.

Authorities did not release additional information about the case.

Burgos-Aviles, who has been a Border Patrol agent for nine years, was being held without bail at the Webb County jail.

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SOURCE: Dallas Morning News, Sarah Sarder and Tom Steele