Coroner: Cause of death for 2-year-old undetermined
WICHITA, Kan. — The Sedgwick County Coroner’s Office released the autopsy and toxicology reports on Jhornee Bland Friday.
In a report from the Sedgwick County Regional Forensic Science Center, Deputy Coroner Dr. T. Gorrill reported that the cause and manner of Jhornee Bland’s death is “undetermined.”
The autopsy, performed May 10th, also reported that there was no evidence of injury or natural disease.
“It’s unusual to find an autopsy report like this,” stated KSN Legal Expert, Dan Monnat. “”At this stage, no one knows why the child died. A prosecutor’s first question is, can I prove without a reasonable doubt that a crime has been committed. Number two, that this particular suspect committed it.”
The toxicology report also showed negative for any toxic chemicals or drugs.
Tested drugs and chemicals included: Ethanol, Acetone, Acetaminophen, Amitriptyline, Amphetamine, Barbiturates, Benzoylecgonine, Carisoprodol, Carboxytetrahydrocannabinol [THCA], Chlordiazepoxide, Cocaine, Codeine, Despiramine, Diazepam, Diphenhydramine, Doxepin, Fentanyl, Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone, Imipramine, Ketamine, Meperidine, Meprobamate, Methadone, Methamphetamine, Methylenedioxymethamphetamine [MDMA], Morphine, Nordiazepam, Nortriptyline, Oxycodone, Phencyclidine [PCP], Phentermine, Propoxyphene, Salicylates, Sertralinc, Strychnine, Tramadol, Trazodone, Verapamil and Zolpidem.
District Attorney Marc Bennett issued the following statement Friday afternoon:
“In light of the release of the final Autopsy report issued by the Sedgwick County Coroner, the Wichita Police Department will continue to investigate the death of Jhornee Bland. When the investigation is complete, WPD investigators will present their findings to the Office of the District Attorney for a final charging determination.”