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Phila. Police arrest 1 suspect in baby overdose homicide

Saturday, April 14, 2012
Oscar Rivera and Viameri Santana-Berrious

Oscar Rivera and Viameri Santana-Berrious

Philadelphia Police say they have arrested 34 year old Oscar Rivera.

Rivera and 27 year old Viameri Santana-Berrious were both wanted for the death of 9-month old Milton Galarza-Rojas.

Medics responding to a 911 call around 2:30am in the 4500 block of North 7th Street found the baby non-responsive and rushed him to St. Christopher's Hospital where he was pronounced dead just after 3:00am.

The medical examiner has determined the cause of death was from heroin and cocaine intoxication.

Both Rivera and Santana-Berrious face homicide charges.

Rivera was taken into custody late Friday night. Police are still searching for Santana-Berrious.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Philadelphia Police Homicide Unit at 215-686-3334, 215-686-3335, 215-686-3336 or 911.

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