A 3-year-old Akron girl who died Wednesday suffered ‘‘multi-system organ failure’’ from repeated sexual penentration, according to a preliminary investigator's report.
An autopsy to confirm the injuries suffered by Makayla Jones was being performed Thursday by Dr. Dorothy Dean, a pathologist with the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office.
Results were expected to be released later in the afternoon.
Makayla died Wednesday at Akron Children's Hospital, where she had been brought three days earlier by her father.
According to an investigator's worksheet compiled by the Medical Examiner's Office in preparation for the autopsy, Marques Jones, 32, of Barberton, brought his daughter to the hospital Sunday night after finding the girl was unable keep any food or drink down since noon that day. The girl had been with her father all day, the report showed. She normally lived with her mother, Sarah Robinson, in Akron.
A CT scan of the girl's midsection found ‘‘free air’’ in the abdominal cavity and what appeared to be a 5 cm rectal tear, according to the report. The injury, the report showed, appeared ‘‘nonaccidental in nature’’ and ‘‘caused from repeated rectal penetration of some sort.’’
The report also showed the girl underwent surgery for ‘‘multi-system organ failure’’ but her condition improved only temporarily. She died Wednesday about 2 p.m.
A police report indicates the girl might have been raped.
Barberton Police Lt. Bill Pfeiffer declined to comment on the investigation. No arrests have been made and no suspects have been identified publicly.
‘‘It's an active investigation,’’ he said.
Summit County Children's Services has taken custody of three siblings between the ages of 18 months and 4 years old.
Efforts to reach Jones and other family members were unsucessful.