Mother, son found dead of apparent heroin overdose

Police say the two, 30 and 54 years old, were found with a syringe and suspected heroin.

ST. LOUIS - The heroin epidemic appears to have claimed two more lives over the weekend in south city.

According to police, a 30-year-old man and his 54-year-old mother were found dead Sunday afternoon in a home in the Benton Park West neighborhood.

A syringe and a substance that police believe is heroin were found on the nightstand.

The man and the woman have not yet been identified by police.

An investigation is ongoing.

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