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Death of NW Mo. Infant Ruled Homicide

Posted: May 22, 2013 4:22 PM by Associated Press

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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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