ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOV.com) -- A man is charged after his daughter died from being exposed to fentanyl in February.

DeMarco Washington mugshot

32-year-old DeMarco Washington is charged with first-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

32-year-old DeMarco Washington is charged with first-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

On February 18, 2019, 11-month-old Journey Washington was under the care of her father at their home the 10700 block of Spring Garden Drive.

During the early morning hours, witnesses observed Journey was unresponsive while laying in bed and she was pronounced dead.

Toxicology results determined that Journey had fentanyl and acetyl fentanyl in her system. 

DeMarco told police he ingested fentanyl while caring for Journey and that he lost a capsule of fentanyl in the bedroom where Journey was.

Her cause of death was determined to be acute fentanyl and acetyl fentanyl intoxication.

Washington is being on a $25,000 cash only bond.

Detectives are conducting the investigation.

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