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Prosecutor: 3-year-old southern Indiana girl's death is homicide

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The child's mother, Cynthia Weigleb, has a history of child abuse; she was arrested in 2011 for beating a 3-month-old and breaking the child's legs and ribs. The child's mother, Cynthia Weigleb, has a history of child abuse; she was arrested in 2011 for beating a 3-month-old and breaking the child's legs and ribs.

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- Prosecutors say 3-year old Alexis Arensman was beaten to death but there has still been no arrest in the case almost almost eight months later. The child died inside a home at the Silver Lakes Mobile Home Park in February of this year and prosecutors are now calling it a homicide.

"I can say that she died from unnatural causes, that this case is a homicide case based upon the results of that autopsy report," said Jeremy Mull, Clark County Prosecutor.

Mull said an autopsy concluded Alexis was beaten to death.

"Based upon the evidence that I have seen in this case, I would state that it was not an accident -- it was a homicide," he said.

There were several adults and another young child with injuries inside the home when Alexis died.

"Everyone who is conceivably related to the circumstances in that home has been interviewed," Mull said.

So far, there have been no arrests and no charges in the case, however, Mull says it is coming.

"The investigation in this case has been a process of determining who is responsible for inflicting those injuries and causing the death of that child," explained Mull.

Meanwhile, the child's mother, Cynthia Weigleb, has a history of child abuse; she was arrested in 2011 for beating a 3-month-old and breaking the child's legs and ribs. Weigleb pleaded guilty to battery and causing serious bodily injury in that case.

"I want to assure the public that this case has not fallen off of anybody's radar, it has not been put to the bottom of anybody's stack," Mull said.

Mull also said there's pressure from both family members and the public about justice, but explains why there has not been an arrest.

"There's a reason for this delay and ultimately, later on in the process -- after we charge the appropriate person or persons -- I'll be able to explain why the investigation took a lengthy period of time," he said.

The other child is now in foster care and prosecutors say there will also be charges connected to her injuries.

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