Amazi: Baby’s “suspicious injuries” still under investigation

Published 10:56 am Monday, August 29, 2011

Mower County Sheriff Terese Amazi was unable to comment on potential criminal charges related to a 17-month-old Austin baby’s “suspicious injuries” Monday.

Amazi said the case is still under investigation.

Mower County Human Services (MCHS) has filed a child in need of protective services petition against the girl’s mother, 21-year-old Heang Kim Sean, of Austin, in Mower County District Court.

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According to the petition, St. Marys Hospital contacted MCHS on Aug. 13, saying the baby had “suspicious injuries,” including bruising to the chest, abdomen, legs, knees, inner thighs and groin area. A CT scan revealed liver lacerations, possible spleen damage, pancreatic trauma, possible bowel damage and internal bleeding, according to the petition. The petition did not make any specific references to how the infant received the injuries.