The sound of crying children led a relative to a home where a 3-year-old girl and her month-old sister were alone with the decomposing bodies of their parents.
Police said the children may have been alone as long as a week before Friday’s discovery. Police Detective Aaron Brown said the couple probably died of a drug overdose, but test results were pending.
Terence Sikora, 27, and Carrie Posner, 20, died in the house sometime last week, authorities say.
“They were not trying to kill themselves,” said Sikora’s sister, Elizabeth, who lives 10 doors away.
“They just had a drug accident.” The couple used cocaine and the husband had back problems and used prescription muscle relaxants, she said.
The infant, Julia Sikora, had lost weight and was severely dehydrated after days without care, Sikora said. She was hospitalized in good condition Saturday.
On Saturday, 3-year-old Amanda Sikora ran around her aunt’s home with a pink pacifier in her mouth. Elizabeth Sikora said her niece likely doesn’t realize what happened yet.