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Body of baby found buried in backyard during sexual assault investigation in Texas

Lubbock police say the investigation into the sexual assault started Monday when they received...
Lubbock police say the investigation into the sexual assault started Monday when they received the report just before 11:30 a.m.(Gray News, file)
Published: May. 31, 2022 at 4:54 PM CDT|Updated: May. 31, 2022 at 6:02 PM CDT
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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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