Darlyn died in September of last year, but her death was not announced until Thursday. She was transferred to HHS custody on March 4. During the fall of 2018, HHS reported increased levels of children in HHS custody with numbers reaching a record 14,000 by November. Five other children died in custodySince December, five children are known to have died after arriving at the US border from Guatemala. Two children died weeks apart in December in government custody, spurring congressional hearings on the matter.
Source: CNN May 25, 2019 05:26 UTC