Autopsy reveals new details about Bradford 1-year-old who died of suspected abuse

BRADFORD — An inspection of the autopsy of the 1-year-old girl who died from suspected abuse showed she had a “massive posterior fossa subdural hemorrhage” and “thin collections of blood” around both sides of her brain.

Caelyn Colon died at Dayton Children’s Hospital last Tuesday and the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office has not determined her final cause and manner of death, according to the preliminary autopsy report reviewed by News Center 7 Monday morning.

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The posterior fossa is a small space in the skull, found near the brainstem and cerebellum, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Colon was taken to the hospital after a man called 911 to report her not breathing last Monday night around 6:15 p.m.

“She was just fine,” the male 911 caller said. “Nothing happened. We were just…she has a lot of issues.”

Joshua Mize, 30, was arrested around 9:30 a.m. by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office after a brief manhunt, Miami County Sheriff Dave Duchak said. Mize is charged with murder and needs $1 million to get out of jail.

A second caller to 911 was Colon’s mother.

“My daughter isn’t breathing,” a woman told 911 dispatchers. “My boyfriend just called me.”

The woman, who was driving to the East Vine Street address, said her boyfriend called her and told her that her daughter wasn’t breathing and then hung up on her.

Duchak said “a criminal investigation was initiated by Miami County Sheriff’s detectives due to doctors concluding that the injuries present on the child were suspected abuse.”

Mize had a plea of not guilty entered during his arraignment before Magistrate Gary Zuhl Thursday.

Mize previously served prison time for drug trafficking in Clark County and was on parole at the time of his arrest, according to the sheriff’s office.