Alliance parents accused in baby's 2019 death

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The Repository
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ALLIANCE – The parents of an infant who died nearly three years ago from "acute methamphetamine toxicity" were arrested at their home Tuesday by federal agents.

Courtney A. Zufall, 28, and Thomas R. Fish, 29, both of South Linden Avenue, were taken into custody on felony warrants charging them with involuntary manslaughter and endangering children, according to Stark County Jail records.

Zufall and Fish are charged in connection with the March 2019 death of their daughter, Brooklyn E. Fish, who had been born just two months earlier, Alliance Police Detective Bill Johnson said.

Her death was ruled a homicide, according to records at the Stark County Coroner's Office.

The baby's body was taken to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy. The results were returned to the local coroner's office and Dr. Anthony Bertin ruled that the cause of her March 4, 2019 death was acute methamphetamine toxicity, said Tammy Wilkes, investigator for the coroner's office.

Johnson said Child Protective Services has been involved in the investigation into the baby's death.

The couple were being held without bond pending court hearings. They are scheduled to be arraigned in Stark County Common Pleas Court on Friday.

This article originally appeared on The Repository: Courtney Zufall and Thomas Fish accused of involuntary manslaughter

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