Pictures taken by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office as part of the autopsy of 10-year-old Takoda Collins show the boy with cuts and bruises throughout his body — especially on his torso, back and buttocks — and a report says the boy suffered multiple blunt force trauma injuries.
Collins died Dec. 13, and his father, Al-Mutahan McLean, his fiancee Amanda Hinze and her sister Jennifer Ebert are charged in connection to the investigation.
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McLean, indicted Monday, is facing four counts endangering children, two counts felonious assault, and one count rape of a child younger than 13 in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. The women have not been indicted and are currently facing charges in Dayton Municipal Court.
Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. said in a statement that law enforcement continues to investigate.
The photos viewed by Dayton Daily News and News Center 7 show parts of Takoda’s body were purple with bruising, including the small of his back, his buttocks and the back of his thighs.
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The boy also had cuts throughout his body and a noticeable bruise on his temple.
The Dayton Daily News and News Center 7 viewed the photos under a provision in Ohio law that makes preliminary autopsy records available to media organizations.
The Montgomery County Coroner has yet to determine Takoda’s cause of death and has not made a public statement about its findings.
However, a preliminary autopsy report says the boy suffered multiple blunt force trauma injuries.
“Excessive acute and healing blunt force injuries (head, torso and extremities - abrasions, contusions and lacerations),” the report says.
The report also says the boy suffered “numerous pattern injuries.” Pattern injuries are those that have a distinct pattern that might reproduce characteristics of the objects that struck the body.
It also says that he had multiple healing rib fractures.
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Also, officials took photos inside the Kensington Drive house. In them, blood splatter can be seen on a wall and one door in the home was outfitted with padlock hasp with a combination lock hanging from it. It is unclear where the door leads to.
Also in the photos was a bathtub filled with a few inches of water.