Death of Opelika 2-year-old ruled as homicide caused by blunt force trauma


OPELIKA, Ala. (WRBL) – The Opelika Police Department released an update on the investigation opened Friday in the death of a 2-year-old girl.

The Alabama Department of Forensic Science performed a postmortem examination that confirmed the child died from multiple blunt force trauma. The examination ruled the death as a homicide.

Yesterday, the names of the mother and a male acquaintance were released after the two were arrested in the murder of the two-year-old child.

The investigation is ongoing and those with information are asked to share information by one of the following:

  • Detective Division at (334) 705-5220
  • Secret Witness Hotline at (334) 745-8665
  • Lee County Coroner’s Office at 334-737-3620
  • Tips can be submitted through our Opelika Police Mobile App

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