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Young Garner mom died from 'toxicity' involving several drugs, autopsy says

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - A young Garner mom who was found dead in a ditch in mid-March had several drugs in her system and died from toxicity from those drugs, according to an autopsy report.

Faith Chere Bevan, 24, was found partially exposed in the 7800 block of Caddy Road, police said

A toxicology report released Thursday by the North Carolina Chief Medical Examiner's Office said that Bevan had 5.3 nanograms per milliliter of fentanyl in her system.

An autopsy also released Thursday said that "the cause of death is acute methoxyacetylfentanyl, fentanyl, gabapentin, hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, and ethanol toxicity. The manner of death is classified as (an) accident."

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Deputies were first contacted about a body in a ditch around 7:30 a.m. on March 18, Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison said. 

According to a warrant, Bevan "was found with her shirt pulled up baring both breasts" and the "back waist of her jeans were below her buttock area."

Search warrants unsealed in June reveal persons of interest in Bevan's death were in the area just two hours earlier.

The court documents indicate investigators were looking at a possible homicide as the cause of death for Bevan.


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