Three-year-old Minnie Maye Riley died Sunday at Akron Children’s Hospital from what police are calling a suspected overdose.

Her 2-year-old sister also apparently overdosed two days before and remains hospitalized, police said.

The girls’ mother, Ashley Riley, said on Facebook that her daughters both overdosed on blood pressure medicine while visiting relatives.

“I wanna thank all of [you] who have been praying for my baby,” Riley wrote on Facebook Sunday. “I still need all the prayer I can get for her, but not only am I dealing with this but ... Minnie Maye was rushed in not breathing ... she had gotten a hold of the same thing as [her sister].”

Police said on Tuesday they are investigating what happened and no one has been charged.

It’s not clear if Summit County Children Services are involved. A spokeswoman for the agency did not return a call Tuesday afternoon.

Riley said people performed CPR on Minnie for two hours Sunday, but at 3 p.m. “my little angel grew her wing.”

The Riley family is from Ashville, a town of about 4,000 people 22 miles south of Columbus.

Police said the Rileys were visiting extended family in Akron and that both girls apparently overdosed at the same house in East Akron.

Police said they are waiting for test results to determine what drug the girls ingested.

Minnie and her sister were the second and third toddlers suspected of overdosing in Akron over a five-day period.

On Feb. 21, emergency and hospital workers used two doses of naloxone to revive a 2-year-old Akron girl suspected of overdosing at her Bank Street home.

The toddler’s father told police he had a prescription for Suboxone, the powerful drug often used to treat heroin and opiate addicts trying to stay clean.

Police suspect the girl ate some of the drug after someone left a packet open. The girl was expected to survive,

Doctors at Akron Children’s have said toddlers are often the most vulnerable children to overdose on drugs because they crawl under tables and onto coffee tables and put things in their mouths.

Prior to Wednesday’s suspected Suboxone overdose, at least five other children ages 6 and younger had overdosed in Akron after ingesting or coming into contact with what police believe to be heroin or a synthetic opioid alternative.

Riley did not say on Facebook how her daughters ingested medicine. She did not respond Tuesday to a reporter’s Facebook message asking for more information about the girls and what happened.

In a new Facebook post on Tuesday, Riley shared that the family started a GoFundMe page, which aims to raise $5,500 for Minnie’s funeral: https://www.gofundme.com/nehbhv-minnies-funeral-expenses.

Two people quickly gave a combined $150 to the drive Tuesday afternoon, the page showed.

On Sunday night, after Minnie died, Riley posted a picture on Facebook.

It showed the 3-year-old dressed in pink, footed pajamas that are covered in cartoon cats. Minnie is smiling up at a camera with her blonde hair pulled into a tiny ponytail on top of her head.

Behind the picture of Minnie, she put an image of a Christian cross at sunset with lines from a hymn.

“I will cling to the old rugged cross, and exchange it some day for a crown,” the post said.

As she mourned Minnie, Riley also apparently fretted at the bedside of her other daughter. On Sunday night, the girl remained on a ventilator, two days after her own overdose, according to what Riley posted.

There was improvement the next day, Riley wrote, saying hospital staff removed her daughter’s IV bag and tried to give her a bath until her “vitals started dropping.”

Later Monday, Riley said she saw more improvement as her daughter’s blue eyes opened a few times.

Two other sisters are apparently unharmed.

“They know Minnie has passed away,” Riley told her Facebook followers Monday, “but they want to give her the pictures they have colored for her so she [doesn’t] forget them.”

Amanda Garrett can be reached at 330-996-3725 or agarrett@thebeaconjournal.com.