Posted at: 12/30/2011 2:20 PM | Updated at: 12/30/2011 5:06 PM
Information in a recently-released criminal complaint shows the baby found dead Thursday in Albuquerque suffered from obvious and grievous injuries before she died.
The complaint says police responded to a 911 call about a dead infant who had “been taking a bottle and choked” and “had passed away.”
Police found the month-old baby girl dead in her home with bruising to her face, neck, eyes and chest, including two black eyes. She also appeared to have a bite mark on her cheek.
Police immediately suspected the baby had been sexually assaulted because the infant’s abdomen was distended and there was a significant amount of blood in her private area.
A partial emergency autopsy done on the child also showed she had numerous brain bleeds, a lacerated liver and rib fractures in different stages of healing.