Preliminary investigation has led to the possibility that the 11-year old had consumed a large quantity of alcohol in the hours preceding his death. He had been visiting relatives at the location who allegedly had a drinking party going on involving the child. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday in Columbia.
Joplin Police detectives arrested two people in connection with the death of Fecko. Dale Phillips and Linda Petrait, both 27, were arrested at 813 Central. Both have been charged with 1st Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Bond has been set at $50,000 for each.