Toddler’s tragic death ruled homicide after fentanyl and cocaine found in system

A 16-month-old baby boy from Staten Island was found to have lethal levels of fentanyl and cocaine in his system when he tragically passed away more than two months ago. The young child’s death has now been ruled a homicide by the authorities.

Sakani Kamagate was found unconscious in his home on Hamilton Avenue near St. Marks Place in St. George early on February 20. His father called emergency services, and paramedics rushed the baby to Richmond University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. At the time, no apparent signs of trauma were found on the child.

On Wednesday, the New York Police Department (NYPD) announced that the case is now being considered a homicide following further investigation. Authorities discovered that the toddler died from acute intoxication due to the presence of fentanyl and cocaine in his system.

As of now, there have been no arrests made in connection with Sakani’s death. The investigation is still ongoing.

The heartbroken family of the young boy shared an online obituary, describing Sakani as a “super smart, adorable, loving, sweet baby.” The tribute also highlighted how the toddler, although having spent only a short time on Earth, left a lasting impact on the lives of those who knew him.