The child who died after ingesting cocaine was badly burned


CHERRY HILL – The man accused of the death of a child found with fentanyl and cocaine in his body had burn marks on his body when the police arrived.

Walter Clark, 27, of Cherry Hill was charged in connection with the 2-year-old girl’s death on July 23 after illegal substances were found in her system, according to Camden County Attorney Grace MacAulay. According to MacAulay, drug accessories were also found in the house near where the child was found.

The complaint and affidavit in Clark’s arrest show incoming officers found severe burn marks on the girl’s face and chest area. A witness told police that burns and skin peeling were noted after Clark bathed the baby. Clark later denied that the water burned the baby.

The witness also told police that while the baby was alone with Clark, he sucked on his vaporizer. Clark told police he used the pen several days earlier after using the heroin, according to a summary report. After the little girl handled the pen, she started vomiting and became unconscious and she did not respond, she observed the police report.


The witness said Clark spent “a long time” trying to find Narcan (Naloxone). Clark also told the witness not to call the emergency health services. A second witness said Clark contacted them looking for Narcan, which the witness took home.

Officers said that when they arrived, the girl had a “discharge” coming from her nose and mouth, according to the complaint. Numerous folds of used wax heroin and small Ziploc bags containing cocaine were found near the child and in the house.

Complaint: Clark tried to treat the girl before calling the police

Clark was accused of endangering a child’s welfare by “allowing the child access to controlled hazardous substances and delaying medical care by seeking Narcan (naloxone) for a child who was subsequently declared dead.”

Clark was also charged with aggravated first degree manslaughter, aggravated second degree assault. He is being held in Camden County Jail.

The documents do not reveal the relationship between Clark, the witnesses and the girl who was identified only by her initials.

Cherry Hill Police Chief Robert Kempf told that Clark and his girlfriend were babysitting the baby for a friend.

Dan Alexander is a reporter from New Jersey 101.5. You can contact him at [email protected]

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What would happen to NJ if we were attacked by nuclear weapons?

We used Alex Wellerstein’s NUKEMAP to see what would happen if a nuclear warhead hit New York, Philadelphia, Washington or New Jersey.

The models show what would happen in an aerial detonation, which means that the bomb would be detonated in the sky, causing extensive damage to the structures and people below; or what would happen in a terrestrial detonation, which would have the alarming result of a nuclear fallout. The models do not take into account the number of victims that would result from relapses.

These are the best hiking spots in New Jersey

A trip to New Jersey doesn’t have to be all about the beach. Our state has some amazing trails, waterfalls, and lakes to enjoy.

From Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to New Jersey’s hidden gems, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it’s a great workout.

Before we hit the trails and explore some of our listeners’ tips, I have some hiking etiquette tips from the American Hiking Society.

If you are going downhill and encounter an uphill hiker, take a step to the side and make room for the uphill hiker. An uphill hiker takes precedence unless he stops to catch his breath.

Always stay on the path, you may see side paths, unless they are marked as official path, avoid them. Going off the trail could cause damage to the ecosystems around the trail, to the plants and wildlife that inhabit it.

Also, you don’t want to disturb the wildlife you encounter, keep your distance from wildlife and keep hiking.

Cyclists should give in to hikers and horses. Hikers should also give in to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you’ll encounter on the New Jersey trails.

If you are considering bringing your dog on your hike, he should be kept on a leash and be sure to clean up all household waste.

Finally, pay attention to the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it is probably best to save the hike for another day.

I asked our listeners for their suggestions on the best places to hike in New Jersey, check out their suggestions:

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