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Wagener, SC -- The Aiken County Coroner reports a toddler death Sunday morning was caused by blunt force trauma.

According to Aiken Coroner Tim Carlton, the child was pronounced dead Sunday morning just after 10AM at Georgia Regents University Medical Center Pediatric ICU, and was found to have incurred a significant brain injury.

An autopsy performed in Newberry Monday morning by Coroner Carlton confirmed the cause of death, blunt force trauma, and will be ruled homicide by child abuse.

The coroner states that the investigation is ongoing, and additional information will be released when it becomes available.

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