Autopsy shows Kansas child died after dog attack

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An autopsy says a Topeka toddler died from crushing head injuries after being bitten by a dog in December 2012.

The report says 30-month-old Savannah Mae Edwards died of multiple bites from a 6-year-old pit bull mix while she and her mother were visiting relatives. The dog was later euthanized.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/PoT4v0 ) the autopsy report was released Wednesday, more than a year after the newspaper asked for the results. It wasn’t immediately clear why it took so long to release the report.

Shawnee County District coroner Donald Pojmann’s office says the death was ruled accidental.

The district attorney’s office said Wednesday the case was never referred to the office for possible prosecution.

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Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com

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