Man and his mother found dead after apparent heroin overdoses in St. Louis home

Posted on: June 7th, 2017 by sobrietyresources

By Christine Byers St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jun 5, 2017

ST. LOUIS • A woman called police Sunday after she could not wake her daughter and grandson, and police believe both fatally overdosed on heroin.

The victims — a woman in her 50s and her son, about 30 — were pronounced dead by EMS workers at a home in the 3100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue just after noon on Sunday, police said.

Officers found the mother and son slumped over on a bed with a syringe and baggie of suspected heroin on a nightstand in the Benton Park West home, police said.

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