Texas baby who tested positive for heroin, had injection marks, dies

Texas baby who tested positive for heroin, had injection marks, dies


A 2-month-old Texas girl who tested positive for heroin after being found with injection marks has died, police said.

Brixlee Marie Lee, who was found unresponsive Saturday at a home in San Angelo, died Tuesday at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, police said Thursday.

Brixlee was rushed to Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo by officers in a patrol vehicle — while one administered CPR to the newborn — after they responded to the residence on a report of an unconscious infant, department officials said in a statement.

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Hospital staff found injection sites on her extremities and head, and her urine tested positive for heroin, police said.

Brixlee was transported later Saturday to the Fort Worth hospital some 225 miles away, where she remained on life support until doctors pronounced her dead.

A subsequent investigation revealed that Brixlee’s 21-year-old mother, Destiney Harbour, had given birth to her at the home in late August and never took the

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