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Arizona / Illegal Aliens #66445

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 10, 1980
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(Studio) Death of 13 people in Arizona desert last wkend. when group of El Salvadorans, attempted to enter United States illegally recalled.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Tucson, Arizona) Arraignment of Mateo Preciado from Mexico and Elias Nunez-Guardiado from El Salvador on illegal smuggling of aliens reported; films shown. Surviving aliens said moved to Tucson; details given. El Salvadoran now - living in San Francisco noted in Tucson to claim bodies of his 3 nieces; possibility that 1 woman in group was murdered considered. [Pima Cnty. sheriff Clarence DUPNIK - says woman was beaten while trying to prevent a mercy killing.] Probability of 8 survivors being detained as material witness noted.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer (KGUN film/tape)

Geer, Stephen;
Reynolds, Frank

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