The call came around midnight. A disoriented man had emerged from a tractor trailer in a Walmart parking lot near San Antonio, Texas, to ask a store employee for water.
After fetching water, the employee called police, who found eight dead bodies and dozens struggling for their lives in the back of the sweltering 18-wheeler.
In an incident the local police chief described as a “horrific” human trafficking tragedy, 39 people were found in and around the trailer in a parking lot off Interstate 35 in San Antonio, about 150 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border.
Eight men were pronounced dead at the scene early Sunday morning and are believed to have suffered from heat...