A 31-year-old Georgia woman died of a methamphetamine overdose and came to rest on her 8-month-old son, smothering him, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Cherokee County authorities discovered the bodies of Holly Whitley and her child on July 17 in Whitley’s home after a family member said they could not get in touch with the mother of two. Whitley’s two-year-old daughter was also found in the home unharmed. Authorities said there were “no obvious injuries” on Whitley or her son when they were found. Autopsy and toxicology reports revealed that Whitley died of methamphetamine overdose and the child died of mechanical asphyxia. In layman’s terms, sheriff’s spokesman Jay Baker said that Whitley’s body “came to rest on top of her infant, which caused the child to smother, leading to his death.” Whitley’s daughter is currently being cared for by family members.
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