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Cause of death for child in neglect case identified

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -

The Allen County Coroner has formally identified the baby in a recent neglect case.

ABC21 previously reported police are investigating the death of a two-month-old baby in the 100 block of East Pontiac Street. The baby's father was arrested in the case and preliminarily charged with felony neglect.

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The 2 1/2 month-old child, identified as Lxzander Carrillo, died after being taken to the hospital on March 12. Fort Wayne police began their investigation after receiving a report that an infant had been seriously injured at a home in the 100 block of Pontiac Street. The child later died.

A doctor at the hospital told police the infant had multiple brain bleeds, a depressed skull fracture, bleeding tears to his rectum, and bruises covering his rear end. The Allen County Coroner's Office identified the cause of death for Lxzander as bilateral subdural & subarachnoid hemorrhage due to bilateral posterior parietal skull fractures due to blunt force injuries of the head. The manner of death in the case is homicide.

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This marks the 8th homicide in Allen County for 2018. As of the time of this report, the death remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department, Allen County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

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