Sunday, February 5, 2017

Baby dies of starvation days after parents fatally OD on fentanyl

The tragic death of a baby girl in Pennsylvania who died of starvation after both her parents fatally overdosed on fentanyl has been ruled a homicide. Summer Chambers was just five months old when both her parents, Jason Chambers, 27, and Chelsea Cardaro, 19, died from acute fentanyl overdoses. It’s believed they died around December 15, and that Summer died around December 20. All three bodies were found December 22.

The rise of opioid use in many U.S. counties and states has overwhelmed child welfare systems. In America, a baby is born dependent on opioids every 19 minutes.