2-year-old found in bathtub with dead mother, Madison police chief says

September 6, 2018

A 2-year-old child was found in a bathtub at a North Side residence Sunday night alongside the child’s dead mother, who had died of a suspected overdose, Madison Police Chief Mike Koval said Monday.

The woman’s grandparents found her face down in the bathtub of her Sachtjen Street residence around 10:30 p.m., Koval said. The child was cold but “appeared to be okay,” he said.

“The water was cold in the tub, suggesting she had been there for a while,” Koval said.

He said the woman, 25, is a known heroin user, and the death was categorized on the blog as a “possible overdose/death investigation.”

The Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office is assisting the investigation, Koval said.

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