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Toddler dies of multiple skull fracture; police investigate

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter

Belize City police are investigating closely, the death of a baby girl after a post mortem exam certified she died of multiple skull fracture caused by blunt force wounds.

The child, 11 month-old Mia Lopez died around 7:30 on Wednesday morning at her house on Curl Thompson Street in Belize City.

The child’s mother, Karen de Jesus Perez told police that she was attending to the child when the baby began to cry and gasp for air. Shortly after, Lopez said the child stopped moving.

The post mortem explains the baby died from “Tonsillar herniation due to severe cerebral edema due to multiple skull fractures due to blunt force trauma to the head.”

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