An autopsy report released Wednesday concludes Kelsey Smith-Briggs, 2, was a homicide victim, suffering "blunt force trauma to the abdomen, genital area, head, torso and extremities. Related document Kelsey probably died from the injuries to her abdomen, Dr. Inas Yacoub, a deputy state medical examiner, wrote. The medical evidence, however, did not establish whether she was molested, too, the medical examiner's chief investigator said. "We're not saying it's sexual assault. We're not saying it's not, chief investigator Kevin Rowland said of the injuries to the genital area. "Blunt force trauma can be caused by many different things. We're just reporting it's there. It can be caused by a kick, a punch, a fall, lots of things. Kelsey is the Meeker girl whose death has attracted widespread attention. Her stepfather, Michael Lee Porter, 25, is charged with first-degree murder. Her pregnant mother, Raye Dawn Porter, 26, is under investigation. Each denies responsibility. Prosecutors allege Mike Porter struck Kelsey in the abdomen Oct. 11 at their home near Meeker. The defendant has suggested to others that his wife injured Kelsey, leaving him alone in the house with the child to take the blame. Kelsey died Oct. 11, four months after a judge returned her to her mother's care, despite allegations the mother was abusive. In the months before her death, Kelsey suffered a broken collarbone, fractured legs and multiple bruises. The basics of the medical examiner's findings have been known for months. They were summarized in October in an Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation's request for Mike Porter's arrest. The final report was released after microscopic tissue exams and blood tests were completed. It does not list a time Kelsey suffered the injuries. The blunt force trauma was so severe Kelsey suffered internal tears, internal bruising and massive internal bleeding, the report shows. She also had bruises on her scalp, both sides of her face, left buttock, back, left shoulder, right side, right abdomen, left leg, right leg, left arm, right hand and genital area. The microscopic exams established much of the bruising was recent. There also was a laceration in the genital area. The autopsy also found a superficial tear on Kelsey's upper gum and blood on an ear. A toe nail was gone. Kelsey was still in diapers when she died. She also was wearing a black T-shirt with the logo, "Sparks America, One Bad Bike Ride and the picture of a woman riding a motorcycle, according to the report. Vomit was on the shirt. Sparks is north of Meeker. Royce Briggs, Kelsey's paternal grandfather, said the autopsy diagram of Kelsey's bruised body was the most unsettling aspect of the report. He said the report should eliminate speculation Kelsey's death may have been accidental. He said it was hard for him to imagine the damage to Kelsey's body could have been done in the short time Mike Porter is reported to have been alone with her. He said he thinks Raye Dawn Porter could also have been involved. "Today was another hard day in a long line of hard days, Briggs said.
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