Undocumented Migrant Dies from Head Injury After Being Released from CBP Custody


EAGLE PASS, TX — An undocumented female migrant from Honduras died from a head injury sustained at a hospital following her release from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection custody.

The migrant, encountered and arrested by a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper on March 16 near the Travis D. Kelly Hydroelectric Water Plant, was initially transported to the Val Verde Processing Center in Del Rio, Texas. 

During processing, she disclosed a suicide attempt three months prior and experienced breathing difficulties, prompting emergency medical services to screen her and place her under observation.

The following day, she was transferred to Lopez State Jail in Edinburg, Texas, pending criminal trespassing charges. 

On March 26, state charges were dismissed, and she was moved to the Jim Hogg Temporary Processing Center in Hebbronville, Texas, before being handed over to Border Patrol. 

Despite being cleared for transfer, she was diagnosed with pneumonia and other health issues at Hebbronville Station, leading to her hospitalization at Laredo Medical Center.

While hospitalized, the woman was released from CBP custody on March 28 but remained at LMC for treatment. 

On March 30, she suffered a fall at LMC, resulting in a subdural hematoma. Her condition worsened, necessitating transfer to Brooks Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. She died on April 3.

The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office and CBP’s Office of Professional Responsibility are investigating the incident. An autopsy was performed, and results are pending. The Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General has been notified.

CBP OPR continues to review medical documentation and statements from involved personnel.

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