1-year-old child dies of heroin overdose, parents arrested

Posted at 6:28 PM, Jun 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-08 10:46:08-04

PROVO, Utah — A man and woman were arrested in connection to the death of their 1-year-old child authorities say died of a heroin overdose.

On June 7, Casey Cormani and Cassandra Richards were booked into the Utah County Jail on child endangerment, a first-degree felony, resulting in the death of their daughter, according to Provo Police.

The pair was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

The child died on Dec. 2, 2015.

An autopsy of the girl confirmed she died of a heroin overdose, the Facebook post indicates.

Since the baby’s death, the Facebook post states, “detectives have conducted interviews with witnesses, interrogations of suspects, and gathered physical evidence, and toxicology reports sufficient to establish probable cause that the parents were responsible for the death of the child.”