Parents Found Dead in Their Home After 7-Year-Old Child Tells School Employee She Couldn’t Wake Them Up

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A McKeesport, Pennsylvania, couple was found dead in their home Monday evening after their 7-year-old daughter told a school employee that she was unable to wake them up that morning, according to the Allegheny County Police Department.

The girl told a school bus monitor that she did not want to go home because her parents “had not moved” for more than two days and had been “changing colors,” according to Lt. Andrew Schurman with the the Allegheny County Police Department.

The school bus monitor alerted McKeesport Area School District officials, who then requested county police to perform a welfare check on the home, Schurman told ABC News today.

Officers responded to the residence around 5 p.m. that day and found the young girl’s parents dead, along with “evidence of paraphernalia and drug use in the home,” according to Schurman.

The couple were parents to four children: a 9-month-old, 3-year-old, 5-year-old and the 7-year-old girl who alerted the school employee. Three of the children were home at the time their parents were discovered by police, Schurman said.

All four children were taken to a local hospital for evaluation before being placed with Allegheny County’s Office of Children, Youth and Families, Schurman said.

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SOURCE: ABC News, Avianne Tan