MARFA, TX (KWES) - Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead while on a hunting trip in Texas on Saturday at the exclusive Cibolo Creek Ranch outside Marfa.
According to multiple reports, Scalia had attended a party Friday night, and his body was found Saturday morning after he did not attend a scheduled breakfast.
The ranch is located about 230 miles southwest of the Midland-Odessa area, and is a popular destination for high-profile public figures.
The ranch is located in the Chinati Mountains just north of the Mexican border in the Chihuahuan Desert. The 30,000-acre ranch offers a variety of recreation options, but is most known for its hunting operation.
It is roughly 40 miles south of Marfa and 30 miles north of the border town of Presidio, but is about 15 miles from the Mexican border at its closest point. The ranch's website touts a view of Mexico as one of its features.
Cibolo Creek Ranch lets visitors stay in adobe forts where the cost starts at $350 per night and has a private runway for guests who wish to fly into the ranch rather than drive through the isolated desert wilderness. The ranch traces its history to the 1850s, when the forts were originally constructed to defend the land against Native American tribes that controlled the surrounding land.
The area is so remote, the website says hikers are issued an emergency radio while away from the ranch.
The ranch has been the setting for several movies, including No Country for Old Men, and has been a vacation destination for many movie stars. One such visitor was actor Randy Quaid, who was sued by the ranch in 2010 over an unpaid bill of nearly $25,000.