Border Patrol agent's mom says she doesn't know how he died
DALLAS - The mother of a U.S. Border Patrol agent who died from injuries sustained while on patrol in West Texas says her family still doesn't know the details surrounding his death.
Elvira Martinez told The Associated Press on Tuesday that her son, 36-year-old Rogelio Martinez, was very accomplished and loved his job.
He died after being injured while on duty near Van Horn, which is about 30 miles from the Mexico border and 110 miles southeast of El Paso.
A U.S. official, who was briefed on the investigation but is not authorized to speak publicly and spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Monday that investigators believe Martinez may have fallen into a culvert near Van Horn.
The official says Martinez's partner also suffered traumatic head injuries and can't remember what happened.
Authorities still haven't explained what happened to them. The FBI has scheduled a news conference for 2 p.m. Tuesday.
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