A 7-year-old told her bus driver that she couldn't wake up her parents for more than a day.
Police later found her parents, Christopher Dilly, 26 and Jessica Lally, 25, had died of suspected drug overdoses. The girl and three other children found inside the home were unhurt, The Washington Post reports.
The county where this happened, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, suffered 422 opioid overdose-related deaths last year, according a county report.
This disease does not have compassion, or show regard for status, gender, race, or borders.
The previous week, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf said the heroin and painkiller epidemics was a "public health crisis, the likes of which we have never seen."
In 2014, opioids killed more than 28,000 Americans -- more than any year on record, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Many of those overdoses have affected children, including a child who went viral when police shared this photo.
The opioid epidemic has hit the Appalachians particularly hard, especially Huntington, West Virginia. Here's Circa's report on how the city is fighting back with clean needles.
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