Record-breaking year in Pima County for border deaths

I don't want to go on being just a root in the shadows,
vacillating, extended, shivering with dream,
down in the damp bowels of earth,
absorbing it, thinking it, eating it every day.

-Pablo Neruda from 'Walking Around'

Border issues in the news...

The discovery Thursday of the bodies of two illegal border crossers northwest of Tucson has added to a record-breaking year in Pima County for border deaths.
There were 152 illegal border crossers found dead in the county from Jan. 1 through July 25, a pace that is well ahead of 2006 and eclipses the record set in 2005, when there were 131 at this same time, said Dr. Bruce Parks, chief medical examiner at the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner.
"It's scary," Parks said.

Deputies were called at 7:45 a.m. Thursday by two residents who found a body southwest of Marana at North Trico and West Magee roads, said Dawn Hanke, spokeswoman for the Pima County Sheriff's Department.

Full article from the Arizona Daily Star