Saturday, April 4th 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: Police are investigating the sudden death of an 11-month old girl reported earlier this week.
Around 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1, police visited a residence on Curl Thompson Street where they saw the lifeless body of Mia Eusebia Lopez on a sofa inside the house. According to her mother, 21 year old Karen de Jesus Perez, she was attending to baby Mia when she began to cry and then she noticed that she was gasping for air. A short time thereafter the baby’s body went motionless. She was formally pronounced dead at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital about 20 minutes later.
On Holy Thursday, a postmortem examination was conducted on the body and the cause of death was certified as “Tonsillar Herniation due to severe cerebral Edema due to multiple skull fractures due to blunt force trauma to the head”. That is, the child was apparently hit with and object to the head which caused her tonsils to protrude up through an opening in the back of the jaw at the base of the skull