Bronx Infant’s Death Ruled Homicide from Fentanyl Overdose

By Kevin Deutsch
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An infant found dead by authorities in the Bronx earlier this year perished from a fentanyl overdose, and his death has been classified a homicide, officials said Thursday.

The 9-month-old boy, Dante Steer-Cooman, was lifeless when police arrived at the Wakefield residence where he lay unconscious Feb. 14.

Doctors at Montefiore Medical Center pronounced him dead a short time later.
The baby’s homicide remains under investigation, and no arrests have been announced as of Thursday afternoon.
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Kevin Deutsch is a Staff Writer for Bronx Justice News covering the criminal justice system, drugs, and DNA use by law enforcement. An award-winning journalist, Deutsch is the author of the true crime books "Pill City" and "The Triangle." He has worked on staff at the Daily News, Miami Herald, Newsday, The Palm Beach Post, and The Riverdale Press. His work has also appeared in Newsweek, Columbia Journalism Review, The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Forward, The Independent, Huffington Post, Orlando Sentinel, and the New York Post, among other publications. His numerous television appearances include spots on CNN, MSNBC, and C-SPAN's BookTV. He has also been featured in The New Yorker. A Bronx resident, Deutsch hosts the true crime podcast "A Dark Turn" on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network.