Toxicology results in the death of 2-year-old Kateland Marie Titsworth show she had 34 grams of salt in her stomach, a toxic level that is fueling allegations the toddler was force-fed table salt as punishment, according to county Coroner's Office officials.
The results of the toxicology test, considered a key element of the probe into Kateland's April 9 death, were released Wednesday by coroner's investigators.
The investigation is focusing on Kateland's parents, both of whom have been charged with murder.
Deputy District Attorney Deborah Owen has alleged Kateland's mother, Hillary John Titsworth, 22, force-fed her daughter table salt as punishment.
Owen has alleged Kateland's father, John Anthony Titsworth, 23, aided and abetted his wife by not attempting to stop her.
Investigators have said a toxic level of sodium found in Kateland's system caused her death.
"There was an elevated sodium level in her blood and an elevated chloride level," Hayes said.