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Mother released after child found dead in home

TUCSON – Tucson Police are investigating the suspicious death of an infant girl.

Police arrested the baby’s mother and have charged her with child abuse. Breanna Henson,30, appeared before a judge Thursday night and was then released.

TPD responded to a home near Pantano and Irvington roads Thursday morning. Police said Henson was intoxicated when they arrived. She told them she woke up to find her 8-month-old child unresponsive with a dog nearby.

Police said the baby had punctures and scrapes to her body consistent with a dog bite.

The child was pronounced dead at the scene.

TPD’s child physical abuse unit and animal control were brought in to investigate. Neighbors say they saw a German Shepard being taken away.

Henson is due back in court on Feb. 6.


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