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1-Year-Old Died from Fatal Dose of Prescription Pills, Officials Say

By Nicholas Rizzi | October 18, 2017 2:55pm

MIDLAND BEACH — The 1-year-old girl found dead insider her playpen in March took a fatal dose of prescription pills that included morphine, authorities said. 

The city's Medical Examiner ruled little Bianca Abdul's death a homicide caused by acute intoxication after the toddler ingested morphine and diazepam.

Adul was found unconscious in her family's Moreland Street home, near Midland Avenue, on March 20 and rushed to Staten Island University Hospital North where she could not be save, police said.

There were no arrests as of Wednesday, NYPD officials said.

The girl had no obvious signs of trauma, but her mother told officers that she fell down several days before her death, the NYPD said. She added that the child had appeared fine, so she didn't take her to the hospital.

The mother told the Staten Island Advance in June that she was prescribed the pills for anxiety and worried her daughter took one.

"That amount for a 15-pound baby, you're going to sleep," the mother told the paper. "You're going to sleep with no pain... there's no crying out, it's an immediate."

Abdul's family was previously investigated by the Administration for Children's Service seven times for abuse and neglect, the New York Post reported.