TownNews.com Content Exchange

SWANSEA — A 17-year-old Belleville girl died early Tuesday in a Swansea park, police said.

Police received a 911 call about 1:30 a.m. for a 17-year-old girl who was unconscious and not breathing, possibly due to an overdose, at Centennial Park, 311 North Belt East.

Swansea police, firefighters and EMS workers tried to revive her with no success, police said. 

St. Clair Coroner Calvin Dye Sr. said the teen, Amber Watson, of the 200 block of South 19th Street in Belleville, was pronounced dead at 2:30 a.m. by his office. Dye said information about the cause and manner of death would have to wait for the autopsy.

Police asked anyone with information to call Detective Jason Frank at (618) 233-8114. 

Robert Patrick • 314-340-8131

@rxpatrick on Twitter

RPatrick@post-dispatch.com

This article originally ran on stltoday.com.

0
0
0
1
0

Locations

TownNews.com Content Exchange

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.