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.