8-Year-Old Who Died In Border Patrol Custody Had A 104.9-Degree Temperature

  • A medically fragile 8-year-old girl who died in the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol last month suffered a 104.9-degree fever, but was still not taken to a hospital, the day before she died, an internal investigation found.
  • A contracted nurse practitioner also declined to review documents and refused repeated requests for an ambulance from the mother of Anadith Tanay Reyes Álvarez in the hours before the child appeared to suffer a seizure and died on her ninth day in the agency’s custody, an internal investigation by Customs and Border Protection found.
  • Anadith, who was born in Panama to Honduran parents, entered Brownsville, Texas, with her parents and two siblings on May 9.
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