UPDATE: Preliminary autopsy results back for toddler's death in Delta

Autopsy results show Royalty Marie Floyd died from sharp force and thermal injuries.

SHAW, Miss. (WTVA) - Preliminary autopsy results are back following the death of a 20-month-old in the Delta last week.

Autopsy results show Royalty Marie Floyd died from sharp force trauma and thermal injuries.


Carolyn Jones

The pathological examination does not state the toddler was alive in the oven. That has yet to be confirmed.

Floyd was found inside an oven at a residence on Martin Luther King Drive in Shaw.

Authorities believe the child was stabbed and burned.

The toddler’s grandmother, Carolyn Jones, was later arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

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