Cause of death for baby in Fort Wayne neglect case identified
The Allen County Coroner is calling a recent child death case a homicide.
Fort Wayne's NBC previously reported police are investigating the death of a two-month-old baby on the southeast side of Fort Wayne, and arrested the baby's father. The 2 1/2 month-old toddler, identified as Lxzander Carrillo, died after being taken to the hospital on March 12.
A probable cause affidavit in the case states when the baby's mother left the home that mother the baby was fine. When she returned that afternoon, the baby was not breathing right.
A doctor at the hospital told police a brain scan showed the baby had multiple brain bleeds and a depressed skull fracture. There was also injury to his rectum, with bleeding tears and bruising covering his buttocks.
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.
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.