Raven Koch, of Davis, was found unresponsive at the home of a baby sitter on May 3 and later died at an Oklahoma City hospital.DAVIS — A child fatally injured while in the care of a baby sitter died from shaken baby syndrome, the state medical examiner reported Friday. The report ruled the child's death a homicide.
A subdural hematoma is a collection of blood outside the brain usually caused by severe head injuries.
Raven Koch, 1, was found unresponsive May 3 at a baby sitter's home in Davis after reportedly being shaken, the report said. Raven initially was taken to Arbuckle Memorial Hospital in Sulphur on the day of the injury. Later that day, she was transferred to OU Medical Center to undergo surgery to treat an acute subdural hematoma. She died May 4. http://newsok.com/death-of-oklahoma-baby-ruled-a-homicide/article/3615837#ixzz1d29LppVl
Along with the subdural hematoma, Raven was found to have had retinal hemorrhages and a soft tissue hemorrhage in her eyes.
According to the report Raven had no broken bones. Her internal organs, other than her brain, were otherwise healthy and well developed. There were no signs of sexual abuse. The report also said there were no signs of recent vaccinations or reports of an injury by falling.
An obituary published in The Daily Ardmoreite said Raven is survived by her mother, Taryn Koch, of the home, and her father, Derrick Bennett, of Arkansas.
Raven was described as a child with an ever-present smile that brought joy to all who came in contact with her. The obituary said Raven liked to dance, listen to music and play patty-cake.