Ashley Brown's death ruled a homicide, autopsy report says

(Metro Police photo)

An autopsy report for Ashley Brown says the manner of her death is homicide.

Brown, 27, was found at a trash disposal site on Dec. 21, just days after going missing in Nashville.

According to the autopsy report obtained by Fox 17 News, Brown’s cause of death is multiple blunt force injuries and strangulation. The report said Brown has extensive skull fractures, areas of contusions and multiple rib fractures, among other evidence of injuries. The autopsy also noted bilateral clavicular fractures and sternal fractures. The first autopsy of Brown was inconclusive.

"Whoever murdered my child, we will find you. You will be punished. You deserve everything the legal system will do to you for ending my child's life. Now, all I have are memories and pain. You will pay for your crime." -- Statement from Ashley Brown's mom on release of autopsy report.

Brown had last been seen that Saturday leaving an apartment at 220 25th Avenue North. Police previously said they believed Brown was in the dumpster in the vicinity of the apartment building before being transported to AAA Disposal at 1160 Freightliner Drive.

At the time of Brown’s death. She was a scrub tech at a local hospital.

Click here to see the autopsy report.

Metro Police continue to investigate the death. Anyone with information about Brown’s murder is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward. Persons can also send an electronic tip by texting the word “CASH” along with the message to 274637 (CRIMES), or online at

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

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