Seven year old girl alerted authorities a day after her parents died of drug overdoses


Inside the home were three other children ages 5 years, 3 years and 9 months. The chikdren were taken to a hospital to be checked out, then placed with the county’s department of children, youth and families. Lally’s sister said she tried to get help for the children months ago. Courtney Lally said she had been trying to get police and CYF involved since February. She also reached out to Channel 11’s Courtney Brennan and asked if there was anything Channel 11 could do. Neighbors said they didn’t notice anything unusual at the home in which the children’s parents were found.

There were 422 opioid-overdose deaths in Allegheny County last year, according police. More, Allegheny County, which includes McKeesport and the city of Pittsburgh, “has experienced fatal overdose rates higher than those seen throughout Pennsylvania and many other states” during the past decade, which is apparently difficult to explain.


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