Deceased Toddler Sustained Immersion Burns - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Deceased Toddler Sustained Immersion Burns



    An emergency call Tuesday night about a toddler's possible drowning has led to a search of a Fort Worth house in an investigation into how the girl died.

    Investigators said the Jazmine Howard's father was home with her during the day and that he is now a person of interest in the investigation. Police are searching for the man on an unrelated probation violation warrant.

    An autopsy has been performed on Jazmine, but the Tarrant County medical examiner has not made a final determination as to her cause of death.  

    Preliminary results indicated that the child sustained immersion burns to her lower extremities.

    Police: Toddler Who Died Was Scalded

    [DFW] Police: Toddler Who Died Was Scalded
    Fort Worth police say 2-year-old Jazmine Howard died after being scalded on her legs from immersion in hot water.
    (Published Wednesday, March 16, 2011)

    Immersion burns are generally described as those received from falling or being placed into a tub or other container of hot liquid.

    The girl's parents, uncle and grandmother lived at the grandmother's home in the 1800 block of Edgewood Terrace. 

    Early Wednesday, police were seen going through the trunk of a car outside of the home.

    Fort Worth police's Crimes Against Children Unit is investigating the case.

    Further details were not immediately released.

    NBCDFW's Amanda Fitzpatrick contributed to this report.