UPDATE: Here is the latest news release from the DPS, issued Friday morning:
LUBBOCK - The Texas Rangers are assisting the Garza County Sheriff’s Office with the death of a 2 year old Post girl. On Thursday at 5:53 p.m., the Garza County Sheriff’s Office requested the assistance of the Texas Rangers to help investigate the death of the girl. Rangers responded to a residence in Post and are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the death. The 34 year old mother of the child has been arrested in connection with the death. This is an ongoing investigation and all investigative finding will be released to the Garza County District Attorney’s Office.
According to our sister station EverythingLubbock.com, the mother's name is Ashlee Dean.
Statement form CPS:
"CPS is investigating the death of a 2 year old child in Post, TX. There was prior CPS history with the family. In February 2013, we opened an investigation for neglect and found reason to believe the allegations were true. At that time, there were concerns about substance abuse and poor living conditions in the home. We successfully worked services with the mother during the next 6 months and closed the case in November 2013. There are no other siblings."