Updated at 11:25 a.m. July 7, 2012
Liliana Velasquez, age 8 months, was pronounced dead at Rady Children’s Hospital about 4:35 p.m. Friday, authorities said Saturday morning. She was injured at her home on Southern Oak Road on the Fourth of July.
“The cause and manner of death will be determined by the Medical Examiner’s Office,” said sheriff's spokesman Lt. Larry Nesbit, revealing the victim’s name for the first time. “The results of the autopsy have been sealed by the Sheriff’s Department.”
Investigators from the Sheriff's Child Abuse Unit, homicide detail and Sheriff's Crime Lab are taking part in this investigation, Nesbit said.
The girl, whose age was first reported as 7 months, suffered what were expected to be fatal injuries at a home in Ramona, and someone who was at the residence at the time is being questioned, authorities said Thursday.
Deputies and firefighters were called to the residence in the 2600 block of Southern Oak Road shortly before 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nesbit said.
The injured child was flown to Children's Hospital but was not expected to survive, the lieutenant said in a statement.
A male inside the residence at the time of the injury was being questioned.
Sheriff’s officials asked anyone with information on the incident to call the Homicide Detail at 858-974-2321, after hours at 858-565-5200 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.
—City News Service contributed to this report