Guatemalan migrant girl in U.S. custody died of sepsis: autopsy report

FILE PHOTO: Friends and family members attend a service for Jakelin Caal, a 7-year-old girl who handed herself in to U.S. border agents earlier this month and died after developing a high fever while in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, at her home village of San Antonio Secortez, in Guatemala December 24, 2018. Picture taken December 24, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RC18273D9800/File Photo

EL PASO, Texas (Reuters) – The death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl in U.S. federal custody in December was caused by strep-induced sepsis, a Texas medical examiner’s autopsy report released on Friday showed. Jakelin Caal traveled with her father to a remote stretch of U.S. border in Antelope Wells, New Mexico, where they turned themselves […]

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