Death of NW Mo. Infant Ruled Homicide

4 years 1 month 5 hours ago May 22, 2013 May 22, 2013 Wednesday, May 22 2013 Wednesday, May 22, 2013 3:22:21 PM CDT in News
By: Associated Press

LEXINGTON (AP) - Authorities in northwest Missouri say the death of a 10-week-old baby has been ruled a homicide.

The Lafayette County sheriff's office said Wednesday that an autopsy showed the infant had a fractured skull, brain damage and other broken bones.

KSHB-TV reports reports deputies were called to a home in the southwestern part of the county last Friday and found the baby unresponsive. The infant was taken first to a hospital in Blue Springs and then to Children's Mercy in Kansas City. The baby died there on Monday.

The Jackson County medical examiner performed the autopsy and declared the death a homicide. No other details about the baby have been released, and there were no arrests as of Wednesday.

 

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