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Arrest photos released of parents whose toddler died from fentanyl

Police in Colorado Springs on Friday released the mugshots of the parents of a toddler who died last year of exposure to fentanyl. The 15-month-old died in November. Joenny Astacio and Kira Villalba were arrested three weeks ago and now face charges of child abuse resulting in death. The toddler's name was Cairo Astacio and at the time of death authorities stated that both parents were found to be under the influence of fentanyl. Colorado Springs Police Chief Adrian Vasquez said in a prepared statement that he is "saddened by the tragic loss of one of the youngest members of our community to the fentanyl epidemic." Vasquez called fentanyl a "devastating drug." Astacio is 36 and Kira Villalba is 29. Police are asking anyone who has more information that can help them with their ongoing investigation to contact them.
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COLD CASE: Where is 16-year-old Angela Stevens?

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) Cold Case detectives are still actively working to find answers regarding a 16-year-old who went missing in 1996. Angela Stevens was last seen by a CHINS-UP staff member just before 6:50 a.m. when Stevens ran from the facility. She was last seen wearing a fuchsia hat […]
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Police confirm one person shot in Palmer Park area

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Colorado Springs Police tell 11 News one person has been shot in the Palmer Park area. According to police, a disturbance call in the Palmer Park area near North Academy Boulevard in the eastern part of the city, led them to finding a person with a gunshot wound. Police tell 11 News the person that has been shot has been transported to the hospital with severe injuries.
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Colorado Springs parents arrested after 15-month-old overdoses on fentanyl

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- The parents of an 18-month-old face multiple charges after the child died from a fentanyl overdose. According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, the Crimes Against Children Unit was notified on November 12, 2021, of a deceased 15-month-old child, Cairo Jak Astacio. An investigation determined Cairo died of a fentanyl The post Colorado Springs parents arrested after 15-month-old overdoses on fentanyl appeared first on KRDO.
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15-month-old child Colorado Springs child dies of Fentynal Overdose

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9 things to do around Colorado Springs this July 4th weekend

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