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 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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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