A two month old baby was found unresponsive Saturday at a home in San Angelo, Texas with injection marks on her extremities and head.
Brixlee Marie Lee was rushed to Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo in a patrol vehicle, while one officer administered CPR to the newborn. According to department officials, officers had responded to the residence after receiving a report of an unconscious infant.
Hospital staff said that Brixlee’s urine tested positive for heroin. She was transported later Saturday 225 miles away to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, where she was kept on life support until doctors pronounced her dead. According to police, the infant died on Tuesday.
An investigation revealed that Brixlee’s mother, Destiney Harbour, 21, had given birth to the baby at her home in late August, and had never taken the newborn to a hospital or to see a doctor.
Authorities determined that Harbour’s mother, Christin Chanelle Bradley, 37, and her boyfriend, Dustin Wayne Smock, 34, had helped care for the baby at the home.
Investigators found heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana, pills, and drug paraphernalia while executing a search warrant at the residence.
Police say that Harbour, Bradley, and Smock have each been charged with causing serious bodily injury to a child, and may face additional charges.
Online records show that Harbour remained at the Tom Green County Jail on Friday in lieu of $100,000 bond, while Smock’s bond is set at $50,000. Bradley posted bond and was released on Sunday.
An autopsy is being conducted to determine the exact cause of Brixlee’s death. “This is an ongoing investigation and additional information will be released when it becomes available,” police said on Thursday.