- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 3, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities say a Mexican man who died two months ago while in the custody of federal immigration officials at an Arizona facility died of natural causes.

An autopsy conducted by the Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office in Tucson determined that 39-year-old Juan Garcia-Hernandez had heart disease and suffered from high blood pressure along with narrowing of the arteries.

The Arizona Republic reports (https://bit.ly/1Mg15g4) that the autopsy also showed Garcia-Hernandez had a heart that weighed twice as much as normal.

U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement say Garcia-Hernandez collapsed outside the medical unit at the Florence Detention Center on Sept. 14 and emergency personnel were unable to revive him.

Garcia-Hernandez was taken into custody on Aug. 27 after a stay of removal expired. He was awaiting extradition to Mexico when he died.


Information from: The Arizona Republic, https://www.azcentral.com

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