A 3-year-old boy from Mexico died while crossing the desert southwest of Tucson with his mother, according to the U.S. Border Patrol.
The boy's body was left behind by the unidentified woman, who later told border agents about his death, authorities said Tuesday.
Authorities are waiting for an autopsy to be conducted to determine the cause of death and whether any charges will be filed against the mother, said Jesus Rodriguez, a spokesman for the Border Patrol's Tucson Sector.
Agents apprehended the woman early Monday about six miles west of Sells and she later told authorities that she had left her son in the desert and he was dead.
The body was found about 3 a.m. Tuesday on the Tohono Oodham reservation southwest of Tucson, Rodriguez said.
The woman is in Border Patrol custody and the Mexican Consulate has been notified of the incident, authorities said.
Now we're all thinking about Mexico and immigration control and that we have 12 million (12,000,000!!!) illegal aliens here, mostly Mexican and stories like that above are just routine...isn't it time someone sat Vicinte Fox down in front of a camera and asked him the very simple question; "Mr. President, why is it that your people are so desperate to leave your country that they are willing to die, to sacrifice everything, including their children, for a life in the USA? Everyone has known for decades a better life exists north of the border, that the Mexican government is one of the most corrupt in history and that life in Mexico is worth very little. Is your government actually doing anything at all to improve the lives of your people so they may want to stay in Mexico and make Mexico a better place to live or have you given up?"