RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- The Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office has released the cause of death from autopsy results for an 8-month old Reno infant who died in February at Renown Regional Medical Center.
The autopsy of 8-month-old Cheyanne Loney revealed the cause of death to be anoxic encephalopathy due to drowning, with the manner of death determined to be accident.
The 8-month old had been transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office on February 20 after being pronounced dead at 11:39 a.m. at Renown. During the initial intake procedures at the Medical Examiner’s Office, Loney appeared to have breathing efforts. Medical Examiner’s Office personnel immediately began resuscitative efforts, and alerted emergency response crews.
The infant was transported back to Renown for evaluation. At 4:37 p.m., Cheyanne Loney was pronounced dead for a second time.