Days after he was supposed to be in a children’s shelter, Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez died of the flu near the toilet in his Border Patrol holding cell. looks at his autopsy report.
Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez was 16, so he was only supposed to be in a detention center for 72 hours, tops. He’d been there six days when he died of the flu near the toilet in his holding cell. This happened in May. We’re just learning this now.
In May, a 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died while in Border Patrol custody. His autopsy, obtained by , shows that he died of the flu, complicated by pneumonia and sepsis. At no point was he ever taken to the hospital.
In his last moments, Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez, 16, vomited at the toilet and on the floor of his South Texas Border Patrol cell. He made one more trip to the cell toilet, where he died. My story. 1/
“A veteran forensic pathologist who reviewed Hernandez’s autopsy, as well as the three other autopsies available for migrant children who died in custody, said she was alarmed at the conditions the children were kept in.”
Days after he was supposed to be in a children’s shelter, 16-year-old Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez died of the flu near the toilet in his Border Patrol holding cell.
Spent six days in a concentration camp. Died in his cage overnight. Body found the next morning. His name was Carlos. He was sixteen. This is America.
This is disgusting. My heart aches for this child. Days after he was supposed to be in a children’s shelter, Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez died of the flu near the toilet in his Border Patrol holding cell. Please. Don’t look away.
. obtained the autopsy for the fifth Guatemalan child to die since December in CBP custody. It reveals that the boy died on or near the toilet of his South Texas holding cell after vomiting on the floor. He was never taken to a hospital.
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Autopsy Offers Jarring New Details About the Death of a 16-Year-Old Guatemalan Boy