Final autopsy report released in death of Brittany Stykes

GEORGETOWN, Ohio -- Officials have released the final autopsy report in the death of Brittany Stykes .

Stykes was shot multiple times and died on Aug. 28 off U.S. Route 68 in Brown County.

The 22-year-old was found dead in her Jeep along with her injured toddler-aged daughter. Officials said Stykes was pregnant at the time of her death.

Stykes’ parents said she was en route to their home and was found only three miles away.

According to the coroner’s report, Stykes suffered gunshot wounds to her neck, chest and right arm.

Officials said Stykes was 17 weeks pregnant at the time of the shooting.

The Montgomery County forensic pathologist who completed the report listed the cause of death as the gunshot wound to Stykes’ chest.

Officials stated in the report they believe the gunshot wound to Stykes’ right arm was a reentry wound from one of the other gunshots.

The report states the coroner did not find gun shot residue or stippling at the site of the wounds, indicating that Stykes was not shot at close range.

Stykes was also found to have several abrasions to her face, right arm and fingers, as well as abrasions to her right leg.

Toxicology results show that no drugs or alcohol were found in her system.

When Stykes’ body was brought to the coroner’s office, officials said that she had about $125 in cash, as well as her jewelry still with her.

GRAPHIC: Read the full autopsy report below (WARNING: The following details may be considered graphic or unsettling to some readers):




The Brown County Sheriff's Office ruled out Styke’s husband, Shane, as a suspect.

Detectives said they still have no person of interest and no motive.

Her then 14-month-old daughter also suffered a gunshot wound and had been receiving significant care at Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati before recently being released to the care of her father.

If you have any information about this case, the Brown County Sheriff's Office asks that you call 937-378-4435.

You may also remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040 or toll free at 1-888-352-3040 -- or you may send an anonymous tip via the Brown County Sheriff’s Office website at .

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