HSC Statement HSC Statement

Statement Regarding the Death of Felipe Gomez Alonzo

Child died in Customs and Border Protection Custody

The New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator has released the autopsy report for Felipe Gomez Alonzo, a child who died while in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The cause of death was complications of influenza B infection. The influenza virus damaged his lungs, allowing a generalized bacterial infection.

“Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time,” said Chief Medical Investigator Kurt Nolte, MD. “We investigate deaths to serve the living and hope the family can find some closure in these findings.”

The full autopsy and toxicology reports are attached to this statement for download.

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