Horror as baby found buried in shallow grave in Texas yard in chilling child abuse probe after suspect shoots himself

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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