An autopsy report released on Wednesday provided gruesome details of the death of Mariah Woods, a three-year-old girl from North Carolina whose body was found in a stream in December just days after she was reported missing
The body was reportedly wrapped in three white plastic garbage bags and then stuffed into a checkered sofa cushion cover along with a piece of cement and stones, Fox Carolina reported.
The girl had traumatic injuries to the face and head. including scratches over her left upper eyelid, over her nose and under her chin, according to the report. A slight violet bruise adjacent to the left eye and two bleeding on her scalp were also detected.
The cause of death was reported as "chloroform poisoning."
Chloroform, a volatile chemical used as an anesthetic in small doses, could be toxic in large quantities, Raleigh WRAL-TV reports.
"We suspect that this chemical was used to disable the child, and after the autopsy report, it led to her death, which is really unfortunate, as we all know," said Onslow County sheriff Hans Miller, according to the station.
"We suspect that this chemical was used to disable the child, and according to the autopsy report, it led to her death, which is really unfortunate, as we all know."
In February 1965, they planned to apply for the death penalty against Kimrey.
Mariah was reported missing at her home in Jacksonville on November 27, and an Amber Alert was issued, news agency & reporter Raleigh reported.
Fayetteville police found the 3-year-old body December 2 in a creek in Pender County, about 30 miles from their home.