Jake Khal Mackin dies from a bacterial infection known as streptococcal sepsis, according to the autopsy report of the medical expert's office in El Paso County, Texas. The report says bacteria streptococci are found in the lungs of the girl, adrenal gland, liver and spleen. He continues to say that the infection is "rapidly progressive", resulting in "multi-organ dysfunction and death."
Jakelin died in December, two days after she and her father, Neri Gilbert Khal, 29, were detained by the United States. Customs and border protection.
Lyn Coyle's law firms, which represent Jakelin's family, have published a statement saying they will continue to require an independent investigation into her death.
"While the report sheds light on the cause of Jakelin's death, there are still many issues that require further scrutiny," the statement said. "The findings of the report suggest that Jakelin's survival chances would have improved with earlier medical intervention, as we asked last December, and the family is seeking a thorough independent investigation of this issue to understand why medical intervention is delayed." The autopsy does not show how and when Jakelin caught the infection. CNN came to CBP for a comment and received a message about the December girl's death in which CBP's agents and emergency officials "did all their power" to treat Jacqueline, including border patrol agents, twice reviving the girl, before being taken by doctors to a hospital.