An investigation is underway by the Clinton Police Department following the death of a local 12-year-old over the weekend. Lieutenant Sonny Lynch with the Clinton P.D. says the call came in for emergency assistance in the 600 block of East Lincoln.


Emergency responders attempted CPR to revive Destiny and then transported her to Golden Valley Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The preliminary investigation shows that the child may have found a family member’s prescription pain killer patch in the garbage and applied it to herself; toxicology reports are not yet available, but no foul play is suspected.