LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- A Las Vegas 1-year-old died in April as the result of an accidental drug overdose, according to the Clark County Coroner's Office.

Myla Byrne was pronounced dead at 12:15 p.m. April 13. The coroner's office said Byrne died of heroin, fentanyl and acetyl fentanyl intoxication and ruled her death an accident.

Residents of Siena Suites where the girl lived we're outraged when they heard what happened.

“This doesn’t accidentally happen, things like this don’t accidentally happen. It’s parents that are negligent, it’s place like this that let people like that do that,” said Roland Dukeete.

Byrne was transported to the hospital from an address on the 6500 block of Boulder Highway. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said they were called to Sunrise Hospital at approximately 1 p.m. April 13 by medical staff regarding Byrne's death.

Clark County Coroner's Office

I know from living over here it's a lot of drug use in this area, with this neighborhood," said Siena Suites resident Loni Wallace.

As of April 19, LVMPD had not filed charges regarding Byrne's death. Police said they were awaiting a coroner's report to determine whether charges would be filed.

A call for comment to LVMPD was not immediately returned Friday.

The Clark County Department of Family Services received a previous report of abuse with the family. On April 26, 2016, CCDFS received the report of abuse and neglect and concluded that the allegation was substantiated, according to a child welfare disclosure form.

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Accidental ??? A gun in a child's hands resulting in the death of the child or someone else get's the gun owner into a world of hurt for not securing the weapon. Drugs should be no different. If the parents are not locked up for a long time then someone needs to resign from their job.


Someone in the family better be charged. It can't be an accidental death. And I doubt if the little one got the drugs with their own money. Ridiculous people that shouldn't be taking space on earth


I totally agree. Heroin? Really? How is that accidental? ANY substance. These addicts are professional victims. When are they going to be accountable for tragedies such as this one?! Poor angel.RIP.

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