Authorities in Virginia say a man and woman have been arrested on suspicion of causing their 2-month-old daughter’s death late last year.
According to Fox News, officers from the Danville Police Department responded to the home of 27-year-old Eugene Chandler and 26-year-old Shaleigh Brumfield, where they reportedly found the young victim unresponsive.
After attempting to resuscitate the baby at the scene, emergency personnel reportedly transported her to an area hospital. She was pronounced dead a short time later.
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Though the baby did not show any apparent signs of physical injury, officers reportedly found evidence of drug use inside the home and an autopsy ruled her death was caused by “acute heroin and cocaine intoxication in a setting of co-sleeping.”
Following an investigation, a grand jury heard evidence and agreed that the parents should face felony criminal charges including homicide and child abuse or neglect. They were indicted on Monday and arrested the next day.
As of the latest reports available, they remained behind bars without bond at the Danville City Jail.
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[Featured image: Eugene Chandler and Shaleigh Brumfield, Danville Police Department]