New Mexico authorities say an post-mortem carried out on the Eight-year-old Guatemalan boy who died in U.S. custody reveals he had the flu.
The New Mexico Workplace of the Medical Investigator says in a press release late Thursday that extra exams must be finished earlier than a reason behind demise will be decided for Felipe Gomez Alonzo.
Authorities say he died at a New Mexico hospital after struggling coughing, vomiting and a fever.
Homeland Safety Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is visiting the Texas border metropolis the place Felipe was detained along with his father and later died.
DHS spokeswoman Katie Waldman stated Nielsen is heading to El Paso on Friday. Waldman says Nielsen will tour a number of stations and substations operated by U.S. Customs and Border Safety. Nielsen can also be scheduled to satisfy with emergency medical technicians and medical professionals, in addition to native officers.
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Nielsen will go to Yuma, Arizona, on Saturday.
Felipe was the second Guatemalan little one to die in CBP’s custody in three weeks. One other Guatemalan little one, 7-year-old Jakelin Caal, died in U.S. custody on Dec. Eight. Each deaths are below investigation.
Nielsen has known as Felipe’s demise “deeply regarding and heartbreaking” and requested medical assist from different authorities businesses.
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