NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Newly released autopsy results conclude a 12-year-old Tennessee girl killed last month was strangled.
News outlets report the Davidson County Medical Examiner’s Office released the final autopsy report in the Aug. 10 killing of Yhoana Arteaga, which remains unsolved.
Arteaga was found dead in her family’s Goodlettsville mobile home slightly over an hour after she told her mother via text message that someone was knocking at the door. There were no signs of forced entry.
The results indicate contusions to her head and multiple abrasions, including around her face and neck. A sexual assault kit was performed, but Metro Nashville police say it’s unclear if she was sexually assaulted.
Police say they are pursuing leads. No suspect has been identified, but police believe Arteaga may have known the killer.