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Funerald Held for Guatemalan 7-Year-Old Who Died in US Custody

The Guatemalan migrant girl who died earlier this month was laid to rest today in her home country after dying from a high fever.

Posted: Dec 26, 2018 6:00 PM

NATIONAL -A crowd of mourners said goodbye to the Guatemalan migrant girl who died in US custody this month.

Friends and family Wednesday lowered the body of "Jakelin Caal" into a grave in a Guatemalan village. 

Her mother was so devastated, she could not attend the funeral. 

The 7-year-old died in a texas hospital from a high fever.

Jakelin's father remains in the US, where he and his daughter turned themselves in to US border agents, hoping to start a new life there.

On Tuesday, a second Guatemalan child died after being detained at the border.

This child was eight years old. 

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