Mexican Consulate Confirms Deceased Migrant was in Terminal Phase
MCALLEN – The Mexican Consulate in McAllen reports that the man who died under federal custody at a hospital Feb. 18 had a degenerative disease and was in a terminal phase.
The man was a Mexican citizen who was found on the riverbanks near the International Bridge in Roma Feb. 2.
According to the Roma Police Department assistant chief, the man was lying motionless half-way in the river.
He was taken to the hospital immediately and then cleared to return to the Border Patrol station.
The following day, he again requested medical attention and was sent to the hospital where he died Monday.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the cause of death is not known.
However, the man was initially diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver and congestive heart failure.
On Wednesday, the Mexican Consulate of McAllen reports they have been following the case since the man was initially detained.
Although the man has not been publicly identified, his family was notified of his passing by the consulate.
They are also offering assistance to help return the man’s body to the family in Mexico.
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