PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 31: Police keep watch in an area near what was a heroin shooting gallery in the Kensington section of Philadelphia which has become a hub for heroin use on July 31, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Today was the first day of a long anticipated clean-up of one of the largest open air drug markets on the East Coast. Hundreds of outreach workers, city employees and Conrail workers started to clear an area of heroin users from a stretch of train tracks in Philadelphia's Kensington section known as El Campamento. Over 900 people died last year in Philadelphia from opioid overdoses, a 30 percent increase from 2015. As the epidemic shows no signs of weakening, the number of fatalities this year is expected to surpass last year's numbers. Heroin use has doubled across the country since 2010, according to the DEA, part of an epidemic of opioid abuse that began in the 1990s, when doctors began prescribing higher doses of powerful painkillers. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New Information Surfaces After Pregnant Teen Found Dead In North Carolina
Police in Southern Pines, North Carolina have ruled the death of a pregnant teen a homicide.
Aiyonna Clarice Barrett’s lifeless body was found in a vehicle in a wooded area on Sunday evening.
At the time of her death, Barrett was nine months pregnant with a baby girl.
Sadly, her unborn child did not survive.
According to ABC 11, whoever is responsible for Barrett’s death will also face a homicide charge for the infant, per North Carolina law.
Upon learning Barrett had been killed, her family released a statement.
In the statement, the family praised authorities and mourned the loss of Barrett. They are also seeking justice and have faith law enforcement will due a full investigation to find who is responsible for her murder.
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