Ohio boy dies of suspected heroin overdose

DAYTON, Ohio -- Authorities say a 13-year-old Ohio boy died of a suspected heroin overdose, and his father has been jailed in a previous drug-related case.

Nathan Wylie's father and another man brought the unresponsive boy to a Dayton fire station March 28 and indicated that Nathan got into his father's drugs.

The boy died Saturday at a hospital.

Police told the Dayton Daily News they were awaiting a toxicology report and interviewing witnesses to determine exactly what kind of drugs the boy accessed and how.

His father, 40-year-old Robert Wylie, was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment and remained jailed in connection with a December traffic stop in which he was arrested for drug possession.

A message seeking comment was left Tuesday for his public defender in that case.

NOTE: WKYC will air a special at 7 p.m. Thursday regarding opioids and how to know the risks.

© 2017 Associated Press


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