New report sheds light on toddler’s death

AUSTIN (KXAN) - Two-year-old Braydin Weaver died September 15, 2013. It was four days after his mother’s then boyfriend reported the child had fallen down a flight of stairs while he was babysitting.

The case is still an active investigation and the medical examiner still has not released a cause of death. Yesterday, KXAN brought you the story of Braydin’s mother who just wants to know why her son died.

Today, KXAN has obtained the Child Protective Services report on this case.

The CPS investigator writes in the report that Braydin “received a serious head injury while under the supervision of the mother’s boyfriend.” At the hospital the child was found to have “areas of scalp swelling, and bruising above his left eye, on both sides of his head, on both legs, and on the deceased child’s chest. The child also had what appears to be a human bite mark upon his left heel.”

The CPS investigation said a skeletal survey revealed a healing left wrist fracture.

The report goes on to say “an autopsy on the child found three areas of trauma to his brain, but no skull fracture which would indicate a fall onto tile floor. There were also no injuries to the back of the child’s brain that one would expect if there was a fall down the stairs.”

The final conclusion by the CPS investigator says, “The mother’s boyfriend was confirmed to have committed physical abuse of the child. It is further determined that this abuse led to the child’s death.”

The boyfriend was tested for drugs had positive results for marijuana, amphetamines, and methamphetamines.

No one has been arrested in this case as it is still being investigated by Austin Police.

The Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office issued this statement Friday, regarding the amount of time the case is taking.

“Because of the complexity of the injuries to Braydin Weaver, more investigation is necessary, and the medical examiner is still working on the case.”

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