Autopsy Reveals Guatemalan Migrant Girl Died Of Sepsis
Reuters reports a Texas medical examiner’s autopsy report released on Friday showed that the death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl in U.S. federal custody in December was caused by strep-induced sepsis.
Jakelin Caal and her father turned themselves in to border agents on December 6th, after reaching a stretch of U.S. border in Antelope Wells, New Mexico.
After being taken into custody, Caal became increasingly ill and was taken to a hospital in El Paso, Texas, where she died on Dec.
The autopsy found that Caal died due to a deadly reaction to bacteria.
On Friday, US President Donald Trump, referring to Caal’s death, told reporters that her father “gave the child no water for a long period of time.” Caal’s family said she was not at all ill when she and her father arrived at the border and that they had received enough food and water on their journey.
An initial medical screening of the girl by US officials found no health issues.