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Mother arrested for child abuse in suspicious infant death

TUCSON – The mother of the child who was found dead at their home Thursday has been arrested, according to Tucson Police Department.

Thursday morning, Tucson Police Department responded to a residence in the 7700 block of E. Apple Tree, near Irvington and Pantano roads, Thursday morning, after receiving a 911 call reporting an unresponsive female child.

The 8-month-old child was pronounced deceased at the scene.

According to TPD, the child’s mother, 30-year-old Breanna Henson was taken into custody on one count of child abuse.

Police say she was reportedly intoxicated when the officers arrived at the home. Henson allegedly told police that she woke up to find the baby deceased with a dog nearby.

The baby was found with punctures and scrapes to the body that is consistent with a dog bite.

Anthony Victor Reyes

Anthony Victor Reyes

Anthony Victor Reyes is the lead digital content producer at News 4 Tucson. The award-winning journalist previously worked as a community reporter in Jasper County, Iowa.
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