The GBI Crime Lab completed an autopsy in July, but officials were awaiting the results of the toxicology report to determine the cause and manner of death.
Officials listed the manner of death for Whitley and her son as accidental. Whitley’s cause of death was methamphetamine toxicity and the baby’s was mechanical asphyxia.
“In layman’s terms,” Baker said, “Ms. Whitley died from a lethal amount of methamphetamine in her system. Her body came to rest on top of her infant, which caused the child to smother, leading to his death.”
A GoFundMe page created to help pay for funeral costs for Whitley and her son identified the baby as Alex Fuentes.
In related news:
Police said a 2-year-old was found alive inside the home.