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11-Year-Old's Death Ruled Homicide

Autopsy results say an 11-year-old Macon girl was beaten and starved to death this summer.

Bibb County coroner Leon Jones says Ruth Baldwin died from blunt force trauma and being deprived of fluid and nutrition.

In July, police said she was taken to the urgent care center on Riverside Drive by her grandmother, Cynthia McClesky-Baldwin.

Ruth Baldwin was dead when they arrived at the clinic. Police said her death is being investigated as a suspicious death because there were signs of trauma and neglect.

McClesky-Baldwin, 49, is in the Bibb County jail charged with felony murder, child cruelty and first-degree cruelty to children -- family violence. 

No bond has been set.


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