Toddler's ID, cause of death pending - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Toddler's ID, cause of death pending

Posted: Updated:

CROSBYTON, Texas (AP) - It could be next week before authorities determine what killed a toddler found in a West Texas basement.

Crosbyton Police Chief Greg Parrott said Monday that an autopsy has been performed but investigators are awaiting toxicology results.

No official identification has been made. Authorities believe it's 2-year-old Leah Marie Aguirre.

A child's body was found last week in the basement of Leah's caretaker, Matilda Almaraz. She's charged with capital murder and remains jailed on $1 million bond.

Investigators want to know if other adults lived with Almaraz in her home, about 40 miles east of Lubbock.

Leah's mother gave her to Almaraz. Child protection officials allowed Almaraz to keep Leah after an inspection and background check.

An Amber Alert for the toddler, last seen Jan. 3, went out Jan. 8.

Powered by WorldNow
KSWO-TV, 1401 SE 60th Street
Lawton, OK 73501

Telephone: (580) 355-7000
Fax: (580) 357-3811
Email: news@kswo.com

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KSWO. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.