A U.S. Border Patrol agent for the El Paso sector was found dead along a trail in a remote stretch of New Mexico's Hidalgo County, officials confirmed Saturday.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in a statement issued Saturday, identified the deceased agent as 26-year-old Johan Mordan.
CBP officials said Mordan was "working in the remote boot heel area of New Mexico when agents lost communications with him" on Thursday. After a brief search, he was found "unresponsive lying on a trail."
Efforts by fellow agents to revive Mordan were unsuccessful, officials said, and they were awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine his cause of death.
Mordan had been a Border Patrol agent since July of last year, the agency indicated.