The Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab completed an autopsy in July, but officials were awaiting the results of the toxicology report to determine the cause and manner of death.
Officials listed the manner of death for Whitley and her son as accidental. Whitley’s cause of death was methamphetamine toxicity. The baby’s cause of death was mechanical asphyxia.
“In layman’s terms, Ms. Whitley died from a lethal amount of methamphetamine in her system,” Baker said. “Her body came to rest on top of her infant, which caused the child to smother, leading to his death.”
A GoFundMe page has been created to help pay for funeral costs for Whitley and her son. More than $4,000 has been raised toward a $15,000 goal.