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Police: Parents found dead from overdoses after 7-year-old tells bus driver she couldn't wake them

Posted: 10:01 AM, Oct 05, 2016
Updated: 2016-10-05 10:53:20-04
Police: Parents found dead from overdoses after 7-year-old tells bus driver she couldn't wake them

For more than a day, a 7-year-old Pennsylvania girl tried to wake her parents.

Dutifully, she got dressed in their apartment outside Pittsburgh on Monday morning and went to school, keeping her worries to herself. But on the bus ride home, McKeesport, Pa., police said, she told the driver she'd been unable to rouse the adults in her house.

Inside the home, authorities found the bodies of Christopher Dilly, 26, and Jessica Lally, 25, dead of suspected drug overdoses, The Washington Post reports. 

Also inside the home were three other children — 5, 3 and 9 months old.

The children were unharmed but still taken to a hospital to be checked out, then placed with the county's department of children, youth and families.

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