LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A coroner has ruled as a homicide last week's death of a 14-month-old Lafayette girl who succumbed to a traumatic head injury.
The Marion County Coroner's office reported Monday that the cause of Skylar Foster's death was blunt force trauma to the head and ruled her death a homicide. Skylar was taken to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis and died of her injuries there.
The Journal & Courier reports that Lafayette police have confirmed that an investigation into the child's death is underway, but no information has been released publicly.
The girl's grandfather, Michael Yocum of Monticello, says he and the rest of the family have agonized over the lack of information released by police.
Yocum says Skylar's parents are no longer together and the child had been living with her mother, Ashley Pinkston, and her boyfriend when she suffered her fatal injury.
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