UPDATE: Mount Washington Man Died Of Morphine Overdose

Cynthia Standifer
Cynthia Standifer


Update - Hamilton County coroner Dr. O'dell Owens says Michael Standifer died of a morphine overdose.

Owens said there were other drugs in his system that may have helped contribute to his death, but there was enough morphine to be considered lethal.

Owens said Standifer was not prescribed morphine, so someone had to give it to him.

Update - Cynthia Standifer appeared in court on Thursday morning, where her bond was set at $50,000.

Update - The Cincinnati Police Department now says that Cynthia A. Standifer caused her son's death and then attempted suicide.  This afternoon she was arrested and charged with Murder in her son's death.

Wednesday night, responding officers found 25 year old Rasheed Michael Standifer dead inside his home in the 6100 block of Wayside Court.  Police also transported Cynthia Standifer to University Hospital with signs of an appeart overdoes.

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Cincinnati police are investigating the death of  25-year-old Mount Washington man, whose body was discovered by a case worker on Wednesday arriving for a visit at the home.

At this point, police don't think the death was violent, but they are investigating it as suspicious.

FOX19 will bring you more information as it becomes available.