Seven Cuban boat refugees adrift in a tiny boat, two hurricanes, and a murdered captain
Six rare Cuban refugees miraculously washed ashore in Texas after two hurricanes with a secret—and a blood pact to protect it. A seventh person had been aboard their tiny craft, the boat’s captain. Suspiciously, no one told immigration officials that he died at sea. The question of how one Cuban refugee was lost might attract little notice in South Florida. But in Texas, where the landing was a bizarre novelty, it set off one of the most unusual murder investigations of any kind.