West Virginia State Police in Webster County have arrested an Erbacon woman in connection to the 2013 death of her 17-year-old daughter.
Victoria Lynn Rose, also known as Victoria Lynn Cobb, 42, is charged with child neglect resulting in death. The state medical examiner's office determined that Rose's daughter, initials K.A.C., died of a combination of alcohol intoxication and Fentanyl, also known as morphine.
State Police responded to the Rose's home after a call was made to 911 about a possible drug overdose on Feb. 10, 2013. Upon arrival, State Trooper S.G. Blake saw the unresponsive girl, who was ultimately pronounced dead after EMS attempted to treat her.
Richard Rose, the teen's stepfather, told police when K.A.C. was discovered, she had a Fentanyl patch on her arm and he removed it and placed it on the bathroom sink. State police located a second patch, a beer can, a broken metal spoon, and a piece of aluminum foil with burn marks in a trash can in the bathroom. Mr. Rose told police the Fentanyl patches were leftover from Mrs. Rose's recently deceased mother, and that they had been keeping them in a locked gun safe that K.A.C didn't have access to.
Victoria Rose told police that she and her daughter had slept in the same bed the night before the incident, citing that K.A.C. was upset about the passing of her grandmother. Mrs. Rose said she woke up around 11:30 a.m. and discovered her daughter's body and vomit surrounding her body, according to a criminal complaint filed by Trooper Blake. Mr. Rose told state police that his stepdaughter was found around 11 a.m. "or whatever time he called 911". Records from Webster County 911 indicate that Mr. Rose made the call at 1:56 p.m.
Mrs. Rose told police that she used alcohol the night before the incident and denied that her daughter had access to alcohol. Victoria Rose told police that she, Mr. Rose, and K.A.C. went to a party at their neighbor's house the night before K.A.C's death. Mr. Rose told police they were at the party for about 10-15 minutes, while Mrs. Rose said they were there for 2-3 hours. Mrs. Rose said if K.A.C was drinking at the residence, she must have snuck it in the bathroom. Other people at the party told state police that the Rose's and K.A.C. were partying and that K.A.C. was drinking and dancing with her mother and stepfather, according to the criminal complaint.
Victoria Rose will appear in court at a later date.