Death of LES Toddler Ruled Homicide After Cocaine and Fentanyl Found in System

Posted on: November 11th, 2021 at 5:05 am by

The tragic death of a 22-month-old baby boy over the summer has been ruled a homicide, police announced Wednesday.

The city medical examiner’s office determined that the toddler died from acute intoxication — with amounts of fentanyl and cocaine found in his system.

Charles Rosa-Velloso died the morning of June 17 in the Baruch Houses, reportedly after his father found him unconscious and face down on a bed covered in vomit. The boy had been living in the apartment with his parents, and at the time of his death, the mother was in the hospital giving birth to another child.

He was rushed to the hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.

No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing.

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