TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Pima County Medical Examiner's Office has just released the autopsy report on three-year-old Roman Barreras. It confirms that the toddler died of neglect and starvation.
Roman's body was found back in March, in a plastic toy chest in the back yard of a home the family had lived in previously.
The report describes Roman's remains, and states the purpose of the exam was to see if there was any trauma to the body. According to the medical examiner a bump was discovered on the skull of the toddler.
His parents, Martin and Raquel Barreras remain in jail on a number of felony charges related to Roman's death and are awaiting their trial.
The report has more than a page of antemortem injuries, those are injuries a body receives before death, which may have been a contributing factor to his death or even the cause.
Several bumps were found on Roman's skull, according to the report, and an 'unusual small round depression'.
The medical examiner also points out deposits of sclerotic bone that is generally caused by slow-growth, consistent with someone who is starved and deprived of nutrients.