A 7-year-old girl from Guatemala died during her first night in custody by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, The Washington Post reported Thursday.
Emergency responders measured her body temperature at 105.7 degrees.
The girl and her father turned themselves in at approximately 10 p.m. south of Lordsburg, N.M. on Dec. 6.
By 6:25 a.m. the girl began having seizures.
Emergency responders said the child had “reportedly had not eaten or consumed water for several days.”
An initial cause of death was listed as “septic shock, fever and dehydration” by physicians at El Paso’s Providence Hospital.
An autopsy is reportedly being conducted.