Says More Scientific Analysis Needed

Coroner: No Details in Aliahna's Brutal Death

By Peter Neumann

Credit: Yearbook

Aliahna Lemmon school photo

December 28, 2011 Updated Dec 28, 2011 at 6:13 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) --- Forensic experts now much more now about how she died, but offer few details.

A complex autopsy on 9-year-old Aliahna Lemmon has been completed by Allen County medical examiners.

Wednesday afternoon, Allen County coroner Dr. Jon Brandenberger released this statement:

"The external examination of the remains of Aliahna Maroney-Lemmon was completed at the Northeast Indiana Forensic Center late this afternoon.

The cause of death will remain pending further investigation and further examination of microscopic findings, as well as toxicology results, all of which are integral parts of the autopsy and all of which play significant roles in the accurate determination of the cause of death.

Certain portions of autopsy results are considered closed medical information and will not be available for public disclosure. The investigation is being continued by the Allen County Police Department, the Allen County coroner's office, the Allen County Prosecutor's Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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