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Autopsy reveals gruesome details about death of 8-month-old

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TUCSON – The autopsy of the 8-month-old child who was found dead with a dog nearby has revealed some gruesome details about the incident that occurred Jan. 24.

Breanna Henson
Breanna Henson

Back in January, 30-year-old Breanna Henson was arrested at her home in the 7700 block of East Apple Tree near Irvington and Pantano roads after her infant daughter was found unresponsive with a dog nearby. Henson, who was reportedly found intoxicated, was initially arrested for one count of child abuse.

According to the autopsy that was released Monday, the infant sustained several injuries during the incident, including abrasions, lacerations, contusions, and puncture wounds; absence of soft tissues; hemorrhages; hematomas and lacerations; among other injuries.

Three containers of gastric contents from the dog were also examined.

The toxicology report also came back clean, according to the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner.

The report cites that the manner of death is still undetermined following the autopsy.

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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