Guatemalan boy had flu when he died in US custody

GUATEMALA CITY — New Mexico authorities say an post-mortem carried out on the 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who died in U.S. custody exhibits he had the flu.

The New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator says in an announcement late Thursday that extra checks have to be completed earlier than a reason for demise might be decided for Felipe Gomez Alonzo.

Authorities say Felipe Gomez Alonzo died at a New Mexico hospital after struggling coughing, vomiting and a fever. Another Guatemalan baby, 7-year-old Jakelin Caal, died in U.S. custody on Dec. 8. Both deaths are beneath investigation.

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