16-month-old's death ruled homicide, sheriff's office investigates

ANDERSON COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - ANDERSON COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Anderson County authorities are now ruling the death of a 16-month-old little girl a homicide.

It happened Tuesday at her home in Palestine on County Road 2210.

Sheriff Greg Taylor says the toddler was being cared for by her step-grandmother.

The 16-month-old was taken to a Palestine hospital after the grandmother said she had fallen from her playpen.

She was later flown to Dallas Children's Hospital where she was pronounced dead due to blunt force trauma to the head. Authorities say the preliminary autopsy also revealed several bruises.

No arrests have been made.

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