JASPER, Ind. (AP) _ A southern Indiana coroner say a woman, her young son and her boyfriend all have tested positive for methamphetamine after dying in a November apartment fire.
Dubois County Coroner Bob Veatch tells The (Jasper) Herald and WFIE-TV that traces of the drug were found in the blood of 3-year-old Robert Parsley; his mother, 20-year-old Linsey Parsley; and her boyfriend, 20-year-old Alex Snedeker.
Veatch said Monday that the meth found in the boy was much lower than that in the adults. He says the child may have breathed in meth in smoke from the fire.
He says all three died from asphyxia due to inhaling soot, superheated air and carbon monoxide.
<span style=”font-size: 18px;”>Investigators found the Nov. 26 fire started in a dryer vent in the apartment where the three victims were found.