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Cause of 2-year-old's death still pending toxicology results

April 19, 2001|By KELLY GRANT, Staff Writer

The Imperial County Sheriff's Coroner's Office is still awaiting toxicology results before determining the cause of 2-year-old Kateland Marie Titsworth's death.

As of this morning, the Coroner's Office had not received the results, said Chief Deputy Coroner Sgt. Rick Macken.

Last week, Coroner's Office Investigator Gary Hayes said the results could be in as early as the middle of this week.

Police and medical personnel responded to a Westmorland residence the night of April 9 in reference to a 911 call about an unresponsive 2-year-old.

When officials arrived at the scene, Kateland had no vital signs. She was transported to Pioneers Medical Center in Brawley, where she was pronounced dead that night.


Kateland's parents, John Anthony Titsworth, 23, and Hillary John Titsworth, 22, both of Westmorland, were arrested April 11 by police there on suspicion of murdering their daughter.

At court appearances Wednesday, the date of pretrial and preliminary hearing settings was set for April 25 for both Titsworths.

Staff Writer Kelly Grant can be reached at 337-3441.

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