Police investigating Lafayette toddler’s homicide

File photo.
File photo.

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Lafayette Police Department says it’s investigating the homicide of a toddler.

Police issued a statement Tuesday saying they continue to investigate the death of 14-month-old Skylar Foster last week.

The Marion County Coroner’s office reported Monday that the cause of Skylar Foster’s death was blunt force trauma to the head.

The girl’s grandfather, Michael Yocum of Monticello, tells the Journal & Courier (http://on.jconline.com/XaMwUZ ) that Skylar’s parents are no longer together and the child had been living with her mother and her boyfriend when she suffered the fatal injury.

Emergency responders called to a home July 21 found the girl wasn’t breathing. She was transported to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, where life support was removed the following day.

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