Pregnant mother and baby die after Charleston heroin overdose

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — Police in West Virginia are investigating a pregnant woman’s death from an apparent overdose.

It happened on the 400 block of South Ruffner Road in Charleston, West Virginia around 10am Wednesday.

According to police, when emergency responders arrived at the scene, they found Jennifer Rodgers dead of a suspected heroin overdose.

Rodgers was pregnant at the time and the unborn child also died.

Charleston Police are investigating the incident. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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