Central Texas deputies investigate infant girl’s death

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ROSEBUD, Texas (KWTX) The Falls County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a 2-month-old girl found dead inside her home early Friday morning in Rosebud.

(Photo by Rissa Shaw)

The infant's death was reported at around 7 a.m. in the 800 block of S. Stallworth, sheriff’s officials said.

"We're talking about a 2-month-old baby, ya know, and she was just a cute little girl," said Sheriff Ricky Scaman. "It's just a very tragic event."

He said the father told them he went to check on the baby and found her not breathing.

Besides the father, the infant's mother and two big sisters were home at the time, Scaman said, but no one knew what happened.

Based on preliminary findings from the investigation and an autopsy, which Scaman went to Dallas to attend while investigators conducted numerous interviews, there were no obvious signs of trauma.

"At this point, there's no reason for us to suspect foul play was involved," said Scaman.

However, as questions surrounding the death linger, nothing has been ruled out, he said.

"We do need to go ahead and finish it up and close it up and follow up on a couple other things," said Scaman. “We will keep the case open pending the final autopsy which includes toxicology."

The Sheriff said it was hard day for his staff, EMS, and others who helped at the scene.

He says they're human, too, and were affected by the baby's death.

"This has been one of the toughest investigations that I've done in a long, long time as it has been for quite a few of the other people involved," said Scaman. "All of those folks have been calling, wanting to see what the preliminary came back as, what we've found so far; it's all because this was a very sensitive and emotional event."

It may take up to 90-days for autopsy results to be finalized.