DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office confirmed Friday 13-month-old Mari’onna Allen died at Dayton Children’s Hospital on May 3, 2017 after overdosing on a mixture of fentanyl and carfentanyl..
Police tell 2 NEWS the child was left in the care of a grandmother and her friend while the mother and her boyfriend went out for the evening. Investigators do not know how the baby got the drugs but say a number of people were in the home on East Fifth Street near Henry Street at the time.
3 days after Mari’onna died, the 42-year-old grandmother was found dead in a Riverside motel. Police say a needle was found near her body. Her cause of death remains under investigation.
No formal charges have been filed against anyone in connection with Mari’onna’s death.
Just before noon Friday, Police were called to same home when an argument broke out. Three women arrived and began yelling at man who lives in the home where the child died.
One of the women claimed to be related to the baby and shouted at the man, blaming him for the death. That same woman threw a rock through a car window at the home.
Police say that woman could face charges. The three women are being sought by police.
2 NEWS is working to learn more about this developing story and will keep you updated as more information is available.