Body of baby found buried in backyard during sexual assault investigation in Texas
LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD/Gray News) — The body of a baby was found buried in the backyard of a home in Lubbock Tuesday morning during the investigation of an ongoing sexual assault of a minor.
Lubbock police say the investigation into the sexual assault started Monday when they received the report just before 11:30 a.m. During the investigation, officers learned the body of a baby was buried in the backyard of a home.
The police took over the investigation and began searching the backyard for human remains.
The search continued to next morning when the remains were found around 9 a.m.
During the investigation, Lubbock police obtained an arrest warrant for aggravated sexual assault on a suspect in the case.
Police tried to find the suspect throughout the day Tuesday to serve the warrant.
Before police could find him, the Lubbock PD Communications Center received a call to help EMS at a home in southwest Lubbock.
Emergency personnel found the suspect dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Lubbock police have not release the name of the suspect.
The investigation is ongoing.
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