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Cause of 14-month-old girl's death inconclusive

March 27, 2002|By MARIO RENTERIA

Staff Writer

An autopsy conducted Saturday on a 14-month-old Quechan Indian girl who died earlier that morning was determined to be inconclusive pending laboratory studies, according to the county Sheriff's Office.

Imperial County Coroner Investigator Deputy Gary Hayes said no signs of physical injuries were found on the body of Breeze PretendsEagle during the autopsy.

Hayes said his department is awaiting toxicology and other reports to determine if the death was bacteria-related. The results are expected to be available in about two months.

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Breeze was found unresponsive by her father around 3:30 a.m. Saturday. The father ran to a neighbor's house to call 911.

The Imperial County Fire Department responded and transported Breeze to Yuma Regional Medical Center, but she was pronounced dead prior to arriving at the hospital.

>> Staff Writer Mario RenterĂ­a can be reached at 337-3441.

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