An autopsy report released Wednesday gave cruel details about the death of Mariah Woods, a 3-year-old North Carolina girl whose body was found in a brook in December after missing her report.
According to reported that the body was found wrapped inside three white plastic bags and then filled into a plaid sofa pillow cushion together with a piece of cement and stones, Fox Carolina reported.
The girl had suffered traumatic damage to her face and head, including disadvantages over her left, upper eyelids, over her nose and under her chin, according to the report. A faint purple blow to the side of the left eye and two bleeding on the scalp were also discovered.
The cause of death was given as "chloroform poisoning," reports the report.
Chloroform, a volatile chemical used as anesthesia in small doses can be toxic in large quantities, reported Raleigh's WRAL TV.
"We suspect that this chemical was used to inactivate the child and, according to the autopsy report, led to her death, which is really unfortunate, as we all know," said Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller according to the station.
"We suspect this Chemicals used to deactivate the child and, according to the autopsy report, led to her death, which is really unfortunate, as we all know.
Earl Kimrey, 32, the child's boyfriend, Kristy Wood's boyfriend, has been accused of first-degree murder and crime against child abuse in connection with death, Fox News reported earlier.
Prosecutors said in February that they planned to apply for a death penalty against Kimrey.
Mariah was notified from her home in Jacksonville on November 27th and an Amber Alert was issued, reported the News & Observer of Raleigh.
Fayetteville police found 3 years old body December 2 in a brook in Pender County, about 30 miles from his home.