JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – Authorities in Pennsylvania say that a child probably died three or four days after her parents died of what officials were suspected drug overdoses.
Cambria County officials said Friday that the 27-year-old Jason Chambers, the 19-year-old Chelsea Cardaro and 5-month-old hotel, Summer, were found dead in a Kernville house.
Coroner Jeffrey Lees said the parents were already dead for about a week, when their bodies were found Thursday. He said autopsies Friday confirmed that the child died several days later from dehydration and starvation. Neighbors believed that the family was out of town.
Toxicology tests are pending for the adults. The authorities say that although an overdose is not yet confirmed, there was evidence of drugs at the scene.
The police said the emergency services were called to the house in the last month for the treatment of the man after an overdose.