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One-year-old child dies of probable drug overdose

Posted at 8:38 PM, Oct 25, 2019

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner is currently investigating the death of a one-year-old as a probable drug overdose, the office announced Friday.

The child died at Children's Wisconsin on Sept. 18 and an autopsy was performed on Sept. 19. This is an active investigation by Milwaukee Police.

This is the 13th child under the age of 12 that has died in Milwaukee county from drug exposure or intoxication in four years.

A one-day-old infant died of complications of prematurity due to cocaine, morphine and hydrocodone exposure in 2018. Three one-year-olds died in 2016 from acute methadone or oxycodone intoxication.