The NC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has released further details surrounding the murder of 3-year-old Jordyn Dumont in Gaston County.
Authorities said Jordyn was found wrapped in a fitted black sheet, lying on her right side in a hole beneath several broken tree limbs and dry leaves. The tree limbs and dry leaves were removed by FBI agents.
They said two folded trace sheets were placed inside the bottom of a new body bag which was placed near Jordyn’s body. Jordyn was then gently placed on top of the trace sheets and the fitted black sheet was removed and collected on scene as evidence.
Authorities said Jordyn was fully clothed in a long sleeve white shirt with the words “Best Big Sister,” blue jean shorts, underwear and socks.
According to the medical examiner’s notes, Jordyn had multiple bruises to the stomach, arms and legs. Vomit was noted in the mouth and nose.
The trauma that she suffered appeared to have caused internal bleeding, according to the report.
Jordyn was reported missing by her mother’s boyfriend, identified as William Joseph McCullen, on August 15, 2016 at 3:39 p.m. She was found by Gaston County police a day later.
The probable cause of death listed on Jordyn’s autopsy is ‘blunt force injuries due to assault.’