Autopsy: Death of girl, 8, ruled homicide

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The death of an eight-year-old girl on the West Side was ruled a homicide.

An autopsy revealed that Gizzell Ford died from strangulation and blunt trauma

Ford was pronounced dead at her South Austin home on West Adams Street Friday morning.

A spokesperson for the department of children and family services said the girl’s grandmother was being investigated for abuse and neglect.

Police could not confirm if anyone was in custody.

No charges have been filed.

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