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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Press Release for A-265-20 Ava Pope:

Press Release for A-265-20 Ava Pope:

On 3/9/2020 paramedics were called to the home of 5001 South Avenue #139, Toledo, OH for an unresponsive 6-month-old infant, Ava Pope.  Ava Pope was transported to the University of Toledo Medical Center Emergency Department where resuscitative measures were performed but were unsuccessful.  On 3/10/2020, the Lucas County Coroner’s Office performed an autopsy on Ava Pope and found the cause of death to be Abusive Head Trauma.  Manner of death is ruled as a homicide.

Thomas Blomquist M.D./Ph.D.
  Deputy Coroner of Lucas County

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