Columbus Police: Drug Overdose of Child is a Homicide

Columbus police are investigating as a homicide the death of a four year old child who had a lethal level of drugs in his system.

Spokesman Sgt. Rich Weiner says no arrests have been made in the death of 4-year-old David Boham whose body was found March 3rd at 1570 Duxberry Avenue. Police determined the case is a homicide after toxicology tests showed the child died of a drug overdose.

Franklin County Coroner Dr. Jan Gorniak says she knows but cannot say the drug involved. She ruled the cause of death as “undetermined” based on the results of the autopsy. That means the child’s death might have been an accident or a homicide since suicide is highly unlikely.

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