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Heroin suspected in death of eastern Missouri teen

 

IRONTON, Mo. (AP) - A heroin overdose is suspected in the death of an eastern Missouri teenager.

Ironton police say 18-year-old Vana Barton was found unresponsive on the floor of a motel room on July 20 and died two days later. An autopsy was performed but results of toxicology tests aren't expected for about a month.

Ironton Police chief Harold Yarbrough says evidence found at the scene points to a possible heroin overdose, but an investigation continues.

Iron County Coroner Tony Cole says several people were in the room with Barton, and criminal charges are possible.

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