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Coroner: BG 2 year-old abused prior to death

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Emma Zehnpfennig turned 2 years old on Feb. 4, just weeks before being admitted to the hospital. Emma Zehnpfennig turned 2 years old on Feb. 4, just weeks before being admitted to the hospital.

BOWLING GREEN, OH (WTOL) – The Lucas County Coroner who performed the autopsy on 2 year-old Emma Zehnpfennig says the child died of blunt force trauma to the head.  The report also states there were signs of previous abuse.

The 2 year-old died March 1 at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center after being transferred from Wood County Hospital on February 22.

Lucas County Coroner Dr. Diane Scala-Barnett said the girl had bruising on her face and scalp, and signs of internal and external blunt-force trauma.  It is unclear what exactly caused the child's death.

No charges have been filed in the case.  Anyone with information is asked to call Bowling Green police at 419-352-2571 or Wood County Crime Stoppers at 419-352-0077.

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