Medical Examiner: Death of child who drank mother’s methadone ruled an accident

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MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled the death of a 20-month-old child who drank her mother’s methadone an accident.

The child was pronounced dead outside her home near 76th and Medford just before 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 25th.

Police were called to the home shortly before 7:30 p.m.  Police say Kyleeh Mazaba was found unresponsive by her mother after a nap.

CPR was attempted by neighbors prior to the arrival of the Milwaukee Fire Department. Life-saving measures were unsuccessful and the child died on scene.

Initial reports indicate the child drank her mother’s methadone that had been stored in a water bottle.

The report indicates earlier on Friday, the child’s mother took one of her children to a doctor’s appointment and left Kyleeh in the van with her eight-year-old son while she went inside.

It was later discovered Kyleeh drank methadone while in the van.

Kyleeh’s mother, who is currently taking methadone, stated she must have poured half her dose into an empty water bottle that was in her van.

An autopsy was performed on Saturday, September 26th and no trauma was found.  The Medical Examiner says the cause of death is Acute Methadone Intoxication.

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