Visalia police arrested a young couple on Thursday after the death of their 6-week-old daughter three days earlier, police spokeswoman Amy Watkins said.
On Wednesday, an autopsy found that the baby, Peyton Rowe, died from blunt force trauma. Several older injuries were discovered and consistent with abuse spanning several weeks, Watkins said.
Police arrested Aaron Rowe, 23, on suspicion of murder and Courtney Rowe, 21, on suspicion of willful cruelty to a child. Aaron was booked into the Tulare County Main Jail, and Courtney was taken to the Bob Wiley Detention Facility.