5-month-old baby found starved to death in home days after her parents died from heroin overdose within minutes of each other
Family friend, James Grant, found Jason Chambers, 27, Chelsea Cardaro, 19, and their five-month-old baby Summer were dead in their Kernville, Pennsylvania home on Thursday
Coroner said couple who hadn’t been seen since Dec, 11 died within minutes of each other for a week when they were found.
Infant died several days later from dehydration and starvation
Emergency responders were called couple’s home in Nov to revive Chambers after drug overdose, the last of several
Children and Youth Services, and the home was deemed appropriate for a small child
Dead: Chelsea Cardaro, her partner Jason Chambers and their five-month-old baby Summer were all found dead in their Kernville, Pennsylvania home on Thursday
An infant in Pennsylvania died of starvation days after her parents died from apparent heroin overdoses.
Jason Chambers, 27, his girlfriend Chelsea Cardaro, 19, and their five-month-old baby Summer were all found dead in their Kernville, Pennsylvania home on Thursday, Cambria County officials said.
Coroner Jeffrey Lees said the parents had been dead for about a week when their bodies were found Thursday. He said autopsies Friday confirmed that the infant died several days later from dehydration and starvation.
Baby Summer died of starvation and dehydration days after both parents died from an apparent heroin overdose
It is believed that baby Summer died of starvation and dehydration days after her parents died from apparent heroin overdoses
Chambers was found in a living room on the first floor of the residence, while Cardaro was in a second-floor bathroom and the baby was in a bassinet in a second-floor bedroom, according to WJAC-TV.
It is believed that the couple died within minutes of each other so they could not call for help. Toxicology tests are pending for the adults and could take up to six to eight weeks, according to officials.
Parents and 5-month-old baby found dead in in their home. Chambers was found in the first floor living room in the home, Cardaro in a second floor bathroom and the infant in a bassinet in a second floor bedroom.
Authorities said that although drug overdose has not been confirmed, there was evidence of drugs at the scene. Neighbors believed the family was out of town, because they hadn’t been seen since December 11.
Cardaro posted a photo of her with Chambers to Facebook on December 14, with the caption ‘The one and only my love of my life’.
The junkie parents died within minutes of each other leaving their baby to die of starvation
After the overdose, the family was reported to the Children and Youth Services, and the home was deemed appropriate for a small child. Chambers and Cardero previously lived in New York, and were believed to have taken a planned trip to the state.
They had lived in the home in Kernville, which sits an hour and a half southeast of Pittsburgh, since May.
The Tribune-Democrat, reported that District Attorney Kelly Callihan said during a press conference on Friday that there was a prior history of drug abuse at the home.
Emergency responders were called to the home last month to treat Jason Chambers after a repeat overdose, where he was revived with Narcan.
A report was made after the overdose to Children and Youth Services, Callihan said: “They did meet with the mother and the father with the child present at the residence,” she said.
“They checked out the house, and it was appropriate to a child living there. There was plenty of food and the child seemed well taken care of.”
Emergency responders were called to the home (pictured) last month to treat Jason Chambers after a repeat overdose.
Family friend James Grant made the gruesome discovery
Cambria County Coroner Jeffrey Lees said Johnstown police were dispatched to the house at 3:57 p.m. Thursday after another individual had entered the home to check on the family.
The family, originally from New York had lived in the home in Kernville, about 90 minutes southeast of Pittsburgh, since May. Neighbors believed the family was out of town, because they hadn’t been seen since December 11.
The family hadn’t been seen since December 11, dead probably for about a week before they were found
Capt Miller said that the fact that couple did not having family in town might have caused the late discovery of their being distressed.
‘It’s an unfortunate incident where they both possibly overdosed at the same time – and being from out of town, not having anybody in town – it was too long for anybody to notice that they were missing,’ he said.