A coroner is hoping toxicology tests determine what killed a southwestern Illinois teenager whose body was found on a bed near an infant.
Thomas Lucas Jr. and Whitney Patrick, both 23, were charged after a grand jury indictment.
An eastern Missouri man and woman are facing criminal charges after an infant under their care died of a drug overdose.
Heroin overdose deaths continue to rise in many parts of the nation, but not in St. Louis County.
There was no trauma to the body.
Trevonn Lionel French pleaded guilty last year to distributing heroin that caused three people to overdose including one fatally.
Her body was found Sept. 30
Police suspect she died of an overdose because of “things” found at the scene.
Last year, most heroin overdose deaths were among 25-to-30 year olds, but this year, more 18-to-24 year olds are dying than any other age group.
Andrea Fields had been accused of injecting man who later died of heroin OD.