Skip to comments.7-year-old tells bus driver her parents won’t wake up, police find them dead of drug overdose
Posted on 10/05/2016 5:45:29 PM PDT by Kaslin
A 7-year-old girl in McKeesport, Pennsylvania got on the bus and went to school as normal Monday morning, but on the way home she told her bus driver she hadn’t been able to wake her parents. The bus driver alerted police who responded to the home. From the Washington Post:
Inside the home, authorities found the bodies of Christopher Dilly, 26, and Jessica Lally, 25, dead of suspected drug overdoses, according to police.
Also inside the home were three other children 5, 3 and nine months old.
Courney Lally, the deceased woman’s sister, had tried to alert authorities to the problem for months, sending police photos from inside the couple’s trash-strewn home and begging authorities to give her custody of the couple’s four children. That had only angered Jessica Lally who moved her family to a new house a few months ago.
This local news report tells the story:
There were 422 drug overdose deaths in Allegheny County (which includes Pittsburgh) in 2015. In fact, police responded to a similar situation on the same block within a day of discovering the 7-year-old’s parents. That’s part of a massive rise in opioid deaths nationwide:
Nationwide, opioids such as heroin and prescription pain relievers killed more than 28,000 people in 2014, more than any year on record, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At least half of all opioid overdose deaths involved a prescription drug, the CDC said, adding that the number of overdose deaths involving opioids has nearly quadrupled nationwide since 1999.
Incidents like this of parents overdosing in front of small children have made the news several times recently. Last month video was published on You Tube showing a toddler trying to rouse her mother, Mandy McGowen, who had collapsed from a drug overdose in the middle of a Family Dollar store in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Fortunately, McGowen survived but her 2-year-old was taken from her by Massachusetts Department of Children and Families.
Social services did nothing all those months?
I think family and friends could handle it better by forcefully taking the kids out of that environment.
But that’s illegal so we have social services.
Great job they’re doing.
we fight this long war in Afghanistan, suddenly we have all these people in the USA doing heroin.
First, this is tragic. It breaks my heart. It’s becoming much more common.
Second, this is why illegal immigration because this came from outside the country.
Third, this heroin may have come from the Middle East and I wonder how much of this spike in overdoses has with Arab importation of it and their own illegal immigration.
If you saw them would you immediately think, JUNKIE..?
This is Darwin at work. Not nice, but effective.
Some may be Vets who brought their active-duty coping methods home with them.
No jobs, no money, total sense of desperation.
Our country is going to continue experiencing this for some time, before the wheels of justice get rolling. Drugs are stopped at the border .. and rehab/counseling centers are established with CHRISTIAN counseling (if requested).
There is so much that can be done .. it’s just a matter of will .. to make it happen.
It is to weaken and demoralize the American spirit.
Unfortunately, she had four kids before she finally won her Darwin Award. So her genes are still in the pool.
But her forced smile is often found on those who are secretly grimacing through chronic pain, the type of folks who abuse scrips and the progress to the hard stuff.
The 7 year old will never forget this day, and it will likely shape her character as a teenager, as an adult.
We must have stopped paying the karzai clan to reduce the production of H.
the = then
Bingo. Add to this idle hands being the Devil's playground, and you get two Millennials dead.
If only opioids were legal... /s
There is no bad situation that cannot be made infinitely worse by involving the state.
There appears to be some unusually pure heroin going around. The unwary self-identify by ODing.
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