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.

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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.