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.

read more crime stories

Brittanee Drexel’s ‘killer has MORE victims & deserves death penalty’

Mystery over murdered teen’s cause of death after shock autopsy result

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.

Most read in The Sun

CURTAINS FOR BGT

BGT semi-final descends into chaos with children left in tears

MAKING MEMORIES

One last sleepover with my daughter helped me smile, says Deborah James

TUI LATE

TUI to cancel hundreds of flights next month causing more holiday misery for Brits

PRECIOUS MEMORIES

Deborah James' family give update as she has one last girly sleepover

Officers dashed to help emergency services as they responded to a call in southwest Lubbock.

The man was found dead inside the property.

Read More On The Sun

Nancy Pelosi’s husband killed brother in ‘joyride’ crash 65 years ago

Megan Fox & MGK ‘fighting’ amid rumors she’s pregnant with his baby

Cops said he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Investigations remain ongoing.

We pay for your stories!

Do you have a story for The US Sun team?

Email us at [email protected] or call 212 416 4552. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheSunUS

    Source: Read Full Article