OMI releases Omaree Varela autopsy results

Omaree named in 3rd police report of abuse

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The autopsy report on Omaree Varela, the 9-year-old boy kicked to death by his mother, shows CYFD knew a lot more about him than they revealed to the media.

The report released Tuesday by the Office of the Medical Examiner shows Omaree died from internal bleeding from a beating and had old injuries and scars from a history of abuse.

His mother Synthia Varela-Casaus admitted to kicking him at their home in late December.

The report also states that CYFD had nine referrals about Omaree but the agency has always said it only had three.

CYFD confirms it was nine, but now says it could only confirm three before now because of privacy laws.

Read the full report here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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