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Migrant Tragedy in San Antonio

“She didn’t deserve to die like this”: Mom who lost her daughter in trailer tragedy visits site in San Antonio

Adela Betulia Ramírez Quezada was trying to reunite with her mother and two sisters in California. The morning that she climbed in to a trailer with dozens of others, she called her mother to say they would see each other soon.

Gloria Quezada, right, holds on to a cross with her daughter's name, Adela Betulia Ramírez Quezada, at the memorial in San Antonio.
Gloria Quezada visits, on July 1, 2022, the memorial site where her daughter Adela Betulia Ramirez Quezada, 20, died in an abandoned tractor-trailer in San Antonio.

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Adela Betulia Ramírez Quezada, center, poses for a photo with her sisters.
​​Mourners visit a memorial, on July 1, 2022, at the site where dozens of suspected migrants died in an abandoned tractor-trailer in San Antonio.

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