A five-month-old infant dies of starvation days after both parents overdose on heroin.
Jason Chambers, 27, his girlfriend Chelsea Cardaro, 19, and their infant, Summer, were all found dead in their Kernville, Pennsylvania home on Thursday, according to Cambria County officials. Authorities say evidence of drugs were found at the scene, though overdoses have not yet been confirmed.
Coroner, Jeffrey Lees, stated that both parents died about a week before their bodies were discovered on Thursday.
Chambers’ lifeless body was discovered in the living room, while Cardaro’s body was in a bathroom on the second-story, and the baby was in a bassinet in a second-floor bedroom, says WJAC-TV. It has been reported that the couple likely died within minutes of one another, leaving their infant to die of dehydration and starvation for several days, as confirmed by autopsies conducted on Friday.
Toxicology results are pending for the couple and could take up to eight weeks, according to DailyMail.
Neighbors reported they had not seen anyone at the home since December 11th, so it was assumed they were out of town.
On December 14th, Cardaro made his final post on Facebook with the caption, “The one and only love of my life.”
Authorities also say emergency medical responders were called to the home last month to treat Chambers of an overdose, and he was revived with Narcan. Shortly after, the family was reported to the Children and Youth Services, and the home was later deemed appropriate for a small child, citing that “there was plenty of food and the child seemed well taken care of.”
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