ST. PAUL (WCCO) — Two suspects in the codeine cocktail death of a 14-year-old girl have been released pending further investigation, the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office announced.
Pauviera Linson, or Pauvi, as her family and friends called her, was at a party when she was given a drink of Sprite mixed with Codeine, which is a strong drug often found in cough syrup. It’s considered a pain reliever and a narcotic when taken as a tablet.
Pauvi got sick instantly after taking the drink. She got home Sunday night and fell asleep, only to never wake back up.
Pauvi’s friend also took the drink and ended up going to the hospital for two days. She’s now out of a Twin Cities hospital.
Robert Kibble, 25, and 19-year-old Jacob Sawyer were arrested in connection to the death. St. Paul Police say it’s unclear if these men knew the ages of the girls. They were released from the Ramsey County Jail Thursday.
The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office has performed an autopsy and the cause/manner of death is pending both toxicology results.
The Attorney’s Office says that investigators and the medical examiner staff are working as fast as they can to complete the investigation.