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Autopsy shows baby Leah died from 'blunt force trauma'

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CROSBYTON, TX (KCBD) -

The preliminary autopsy report indicates that 2-year-old Leah Aguirre died from "blunt force trauma."

A statement released by Crosbyton Police Chief Greg Parrott on Tuesday declares the death a homicide.

Officials are still waiting on DNA analysis to confirm the identity of the child. Once the DNA results are confirmed the body can be released to the family for funeral arrangements.

The grand jury will meet February 19th and if they have gathered enough information on this investigation an indictment could be made on Matilda Almaraz, Leah's caregiver at the time.

Almaraz is being charged with Capital Murder, which means the death penalty is an option. 

No other arrests have been made at this time. 

We'll continue to update this story as more details become available.

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