DANVILLE, Va. – The parents of a two-month old girl who died intoxication from cocaine and heroin in the fall of last year have been arrested, according to reports from ABC 13.
The tragic story began in November of 2018 when officers out on patrol were called to a home where a child was in need of medical assistance. When police arrived at the scene, 27-year-old Eugene Chandler was holding an unresponsive infant.
Emergency crews immediately began performing CPR. The Danville crew rushed the baby to the emergency room but she was pronounced dead.
Police noted that although there were no signs of physical trauma to the infant, they began investigating the cause of death right away.
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A search of the victim’s home immediately showed signs of heavy narcotics use. The Western District Office of the Chief Medical Examiner provided autopsy results that indicated that the two-month-old child had been killed from ‘acute heroin and cocaine intoxication in a setting of co-sleeping’.
Authorities seized drug paraphernalia, two baby bottles, marijuana, smoking devices, blankets and more from the home last November.
Now, a grand jury has indicted the infant’s parents in connection with their daughter’s death. Eugene Chandler, 27, and Shaleigh Brumfield, 26, face charges of felony homicide and neglect of a child. They were arrested on June 25 without incident and are being held in the Danville City Jail without bond.
Danville, Virginia shares a border with North Carolina.
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