A Corvallis man has been charged with murder in the death of a 3-year-old girl in northwest Corvallis.
An autopsy at the state medical examiner's office showed that Karla "Karley" Elizabeth Ruth Sheehan "died as a result of trauma to the brain," Corvallis Police Capt. Ron Noble said Monday.
The girl lived with her mother, her mother's boyfriend, Shawn Wesley Field, 33, and Field's 9-year-old daughter, Noble said.
Field has been lodged in the Benton County jail since Friday. He was initially arrested on accusations of manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance