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Woman arrested after infant child dies from meth intoxication

ACADIA PARISH, La (EVEN) - An Acadia Parish woman has been arrested and charged with Negligent Homicide in the death of her infant child.

On August 11, 2023, deputies responded to Coon Richard Road near Morse regarding an unresponsive infant. Emergency personnel performed life saving measures on the child and transferred the child to an area hospital where the child passed away.

On October 31, 2023, the autopsy and toxicology report was received and detectives were notified that the infant died due to acute methamphetamine intoxication. A search warrant was executed on the Coon Richard residence. Drug paraphernalia was discovered and seized.

Detective’s investigation revealed that the mother of the child had and continued to use methamphetamines prior to and until the infant’s death.

Autumn Navarre, 27, of Morse was arrested and charged with one count of Negligent Homicide in the death of her child. She was booked into the Acadia Parish Jail. Bond was set at $100,000.


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