LaDawn Depree Johnson
Updated: Friday, 10 Dec 2010, 11:54 AM EST
Published : Friday, 10 Dec 2010, 11:52 AM EST
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - A Fort Wayne woman was arrested Thursday on battery and neglect charges after her 4-week-old baby was found dead.
According to the Fort Wayne Police Department, around 8:30 a.m. Thursday, officers were called to the 5700 block of Fairfield Avenue where LaDawn Depree Johnson,25, arrived with her deceased infant.
One-month-old Alyssa Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel.
After conducting an autopsy on the baby Thursday, the Allen County Coroner reported the child died as a result of a skull fracture with subdural and subarachnoid hemorrhage, or bleeding around the brain.
Police said a home in the 7900 block of Serenity Drive is also possibly related to the investigation.
LaDawn Johnson has been charged with Battery, a Class A felony and two felony counts of Neglect of a Dependent, Class A and Class C.
Alyssa's death is Fort Wayne and Allen County's 26th homicide for 2010.
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