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Jahi McMath’s Body Released From Hospital

The body of a 13-year-old girl declared brain dead after sleep apnea surgery was released from an Oakland hospital Sunday evening, hospital officials said.


Martin Winkfield places his arm around his wife Nailah Winkfield, mother of 13-year-old Jahi McMath. (Credit: Ben Margot/AP)

Jahi McMath’s body was released by Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland to the Alameda County coroner, according to a statement from David Durand, the hospital’s chief of pediatrics.

The coroner, Durand said, released Jahi’s body to her mother, Nailah Winkfield, “as per court order, for a destination unknown.”

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