BREAKING NEWS FROM OUR NBC AFFILATE IN LUBBOCK: The two-year-old Crosbyton, TX girl featured in a statewide Amber Alert has been found dead.
CROSBYTON, TX (KCBD) -
Crosbyton Police Chief Greg Parrot confirmed to KCBD at 3:38 p.m. that FBI has found the dead body of missing 2-year-old Leah Marie Aguirre behind a home at 502 S. Ayrshire in Crosbyton.
The homeowner is Matilda Almaraz who was Leah's caregiver at the time of her disappearance. At this time, no suspects have been identified and no arrests have been made.
Tina Aguirre, the child's mother, was being investigated by CPS prior to her daughter's disappearance. The Crosby County Sheriff's Office was also investigating reports that Tina was trying to sell her daughter Leah for $2000 to someone in Mexico. Tina denied these allegations.
Authorities say they were told a man named Miguel posed as CPS worker and took the child from Almaraz's home.
News of her disappearance sparked a statewide Amber Alert and an investigation by the FBI, the Texas Rangers and local law enforcement.