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Funeral planned for 6-year-old girl who died at US border


Added 06-24-19 05:03:01pm EST - “The parents of 6-year-old girl who died while attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border say her body will be flown to New York for a funeral.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Funeral planned for 6-year-old girl who died at US border”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

PHOENIX (AP) - The parents of 6-year-old girl who died while attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border say her body will be flown to New York for a funeral.

A civil rights group working with the family of Gurupreet Kaur says the girl’s dad has been living in New York for several years and has a pending asylum claim.

The girl from India was traveling with her mother, a 27-year-old woman, who has since been released from immigration custody and is in New York.

Authorities initially said Gurupreet was 7, but Pima County Medical Examiner Dr. Gregory Hess said she was just shy of that. Hess said she died of hyperthermia, heat stroke and exhaustion.

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