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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Incident on 5/20/2022 at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma, WA

The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed the identity and the cause and manner of death of the child who died as the result of this incident.

Name: Lenyia Swansey-Faafiti

Age:  11 Years

Of: Tacoma, WA 

Cause of Death: Anoxic encephalopathy due to acute fentanyl intoxication

Manner of Death: Undetermined

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