Identifying the Migrants Who Die Crossing the US/Mexico Border

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A staghorn cholla in the Sonoran Desert. (Photo: iStockphoto)

Robin Reineke is a cultural anthropologist in Arizona. Her job is to identify the remains of migrants who die in the desert trying to illegally cross the into the US from Mexico. She tells anchor Marco Werman that sometimes the only way to identify the bodies is through the few possessions found with them.

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