Medical examiner rules death of 2-year-old girl in Oct. a homicide as State Police begin probe


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PLYMOUTH, Connecticut — The state medical examiner has ruled that the death of a 2-year-old girl in October was a homicide.

The Republican-American reports ( that the medical examiner said Tuesday Londyn Sack died of acute buprenorphine (byoo-PREN-or-feen) toxicity related to a drug used primarily to treat those addicted to opioids, such as heroin and oxycodone.

Police said the girl was found unresponsive shortly after 9 a.m. Oct. 19 in her mother's apartment in Plymouth.

Police said at the time they received a call about a young girl requiring medical attention. She was declared dead at Bristol Hospital.

A spokesman says State Police have taken over the investigation from Plymouth police and have not yet filed charges.

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