INVERNESS, Fla. -
Citrus County deputies responded to a residence Friday, April 26, to reports of a two-and-a-half-year-old girl who was in distress.
The toddler, Aliyah Marie Branum, of Hernando, was pronounced dead a short time later at Citrus Memorial Hospital.
The Medical Examiner's Office ruled the death a homicide.
Detectives continue to investigate the incident.
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