A BABY was reportedly found buried in a shallow backyard grave during a child abuse investigation.
Police officers in Lubbock, Texas, revealed a man charged with aggravated sexual abuse was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head.
Officers received a report of an alleged sexual assault on May 30 and launched an investigation.
During the investigation, police officers found human remains in the backyard of a house, KWCH reports.
The baby’s body was found just after 9 a.m. local time the next day.
Metropolitan Special Crime Unit officers and forensic teams found the baby buried in the grave.
It is not known how long the baby was buried or who owns it.
The remains were found while police were investigating the alleged sexual abuse of another child.
Cops said the alleged abuse happened over a five-year period, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reported.
As part of their investigation, the police issued an arrest warrant for the unnamed suspect.
Officials rushed to help emergency services when responding to a call in southwest Lubbock.
The man was found dead at the property.
Cops said he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The investigations are ongoing.
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