A seven-year-old Guatemalan girl who died last year in US Border Patrol prisons died after a bacterial infection, as her autopsy findings had published.
The report on the death of Jakelin Caal Maquin on December 8 shows evidence of streptococcal bacteria in several of her organs and her adrenals, the Associated Press reported Friday. The infection eventually caused organ failure, the outlet said.
The autopsy was performed by the medical examiner's office in El Paso County]
The girl was one of two children who died in detention at Border Patrol in December. The second was an eight-year-old Guatemalan boy named Felipe Gomez Alonzo.
Jakelin was arrested on December 6 in New Mexico with her father in a group of migrants, US customs and border guards reported after her death. Her father signed an English-language form saying that his daughter was in good health, but it was not clear whether he understood what the document said.
The couple got into a bus early the next morning, heading for Lordsburg Station. But before five in the morning, the man said his daughter had vomited, CBP said.
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. The temperature of the child reportedly reached 1
She was flown to a hospital in El Paso, Texas, where she died the next day.
Samuel Chamberlain of Fox News and The Associated Press contributed to the report.