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Migrant boy's body arrives back in Guatemala

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GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - The body of a 15-year-old boy who died while crossing the Texas desert has arrived in his home country of Guatemala.

The remains of Gilberto Francisco Ramos Juarez were flown to Guatemala City in a cargo plane and were turned over to his father at the airport's small chapel on Friday.

Gilberto's father, Francisco Ramos, is taking the gray and silver coffin in a pickup truck to his mountain hometown of San Jose de las Flores, where the family will hold a wake for him.

Francisco Ramos says the boy's mother was too ill to make the 200-mile (320 kilometers) journey to the airport.

The boy was found dead last month in brush less than a mile from the nearest U.S. home.

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