FBI offers reward for solving Texas border agent's death

U.S. Border Patrol agent Rogelio Martinez was killed along Interstate 10 on Nov. 18. (CNN photo/file)
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VAN HORN, Texas (AP) The FBI has announced that it is offering a $45,000 reward for information leading to a solution to the mystery surrounding the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in West Texas.

An FBI statement issued Thursday announced a new digital billboard campaign to promote the reward for answers to questions surrounding the death of Border Patrol agent Rogelio Martinez,

He was found dead and another agent was found injured in a culvert on Interstate 10 near Van Horn, about 110 miles southeast of El Paso.

FBI El Paso Special Agent in Charge Emmerson Buie, Jr., is asking for statements from anyone who drove through Van Horn between 10 p.m. and midnight on Nov. 18.

President Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott have said the two were attacked, but, Culberson County Sheriff Oscar Carrillo told The Dallas Morning News that the two may have been sideswiped by a passing semitrailer accidentally.

Federal officials have released few details about the circumstances leading to their injuries.