An autopsy report concludes Kateland Titsworth, the 2-year-old Westmorland girl whose parents have been charged with murder in connection with her death, died from salt poisoning.
According to county Chief Deputy Coroner Sgt. Rick Macken, the autopsy report concurs with the toxicology results already released on Kateland's death.
Those toxicology findings stated Kateland had elevated levels of sodium chloride — salt — in her system.
In an interview Thursday, Macken said the elevated sodium levels "ultimately caused her death."
While he did not release a copy of the autopsy results to a reporter, he did say the report, also known as a forensic pathology report, states sodium chloride poisoning was the cause of death.
Kateland was pronounced dead at Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley on April 9.
Her parents, John Anthony Titsworth and Hillary Titsworth of Westmorland, were arrested two days later.
They were booked into county jail and have remained in custody since that time, each with bail of $1 million.