A BABY has been found buried in a shallow backyard grave during a child abuse investigation, according to reports.
Cops in Lubbock, Texas, revealed that a man, accused of aggravated sexual abuse, was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head.
Officers received a report regarding an alleged sexual assault on May 30 and launched a probe.
During the investigation, cops found human remains in the backyard of a home, KWCH reports.
The baby’s body was found just after 9am local time the next day.
Metropolitan Special Crime Unit officers and forensic teams found the baby buried in the grave.
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It's not known how long the baby was buried, or who it belongs to.
The remains were found as cops investigated the alleged sexual abuse of a different child.
Cops said the alleged abuse happened over a five-year period, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reported.
Police issued an arrest warrant for the suspect, who hasn't been named, as part of their investigations.
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Officers dashed to help emergency services as they responded to a call in southwest Lubbock.
The man was found dead inside the property.
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Cops said he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Investigations remain ongoing.
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