Who is Autumn Blansett? Louisiana baby dies of meth overdose after breastfeeding, mom arrested for murder
The child's death was previously unreported because it was initially labeled as an unclassified death but it was later found that Autumn had used meth before breastfeeding
MARRERO, LOUISIANA: A Marrero woman was arrested on Friday, December 11, on suspicion of murdering her three-month-old daughter after the child’s autopsy revealed that she had ingested a fatal amount of methamphetamine.
The 31-year-old mother, Autumn Blansett, was the main suspect in the crime when the child was found unresponsive. Later it was revealed that she breastfed the infant after taking drugs, resulting in meth coming in contact with the mammary gland. The Department of Police arrived at Blansett's home in the 5100 block of Eden Roc Drive in Marrero to find the infant unresponsive on the morning of November 1. The little girl was declared dead at the scene but the cause of death was not immediately known.
However, The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office conducted an autopsy, which revealed that the child had a lethal dose of methamphetamine in her system when she died. The cause of death was listed as "methamphetamine intoxication", and her death was ruled a homicide on December 11.
Blansett admitted that she used to breastfeed her daughter after taking meth and marijuana. The Sherrif's office also conducted a search at her house and found small amounts of both the drugs. Blansett was interviewed shortly after the coroner’s findings were released when she admitted to officers to breastfeeding her daughter after using meth and marijuana. She is charged with second-degree murder.
The child's death was previously unreported because it was initially labeled as an unclassified death. The name of the child is not revealed by the Department yet. It is unclear when Blansett will appear for her initial court date.