An autopsy has been performed on the body of an infant found in a Yolo County slough Wednesday morning.
Yolo County Sheriff Ed Prieto said Thursday the baby, confirmed to be 20-day-old Justice Rees, drowned or succumbed to hypothermia due to exposure to cold water and air, according to the county coroner's preliminary examination.
There were no obvious signs of trauma on the baby's body, except small scratches received while in the brush. Justice had been dead for several hours when his body was found by the Yolo County sheriff's marine patrol unit, authorities said. The sheriff's office said Justice was apparently in good health before his death, the autopsy showed.
Several other tests are still pending, the sheriff's office said.