& # 39; Hero & # 39; four-year-old girl kept her two-month-old brother alive for three days next to their parents' bodies after their father & # 39; shot his mother and then aimed the weapon at himself & # 39;
- The two young children were dehydrated and found hungry, but unharmed by a neighbor at the family's home in Chatsworth, California, on April 14
- The police believe that the murder-suicide had taken place three days earlier
- They said there was no evidence that the children witnessed their father David Parsa, 46, their mother Mihoko Koike Parsa, 38, or themselves
- The girl told neighbors that her parents were injured and that & # 39; mommy was broken & # 39;
- Los Angeles Police Captain Maureen Ryan said: “Our little angel was able to keep herself and her brother alive. She is an absolute hero & # 39;
- At a press conference on Tuesday, the authorities said the children are in custody at the Ministry of Children and Family Services and in good health
A four-year-old girl greets a hero after she had kept her two-month-old brother alive for three days after their father shot their mother before aiming the weapon at herself.
A neighbor discovered the two young children unharmed but dehydrated and hungry downstairs in the family home in the Chatsworth neighborhood of Los Angeles on April 14, when their parents' lifeless bodies were in an upstairs bedroom.
A medical researcher identified the father as 46-year-old David Kooros Parsa and mother as 38-year-old Mihoko Koike Parsa.
Researchers found that the murder-suicide probably took place three days earlier on April 11.
& # 39; Our little angel was able to keep herself and her brother alive, & # 39; said police chief Maureen Ryan of Los Angeles about the four-year-old.
& # 39; The baby is a wonder baby and the little girl is a hero. She is an absolute hero. & # 39;
At a press conference on Tuesday, the authorities said the children were in custody at the Ministry of Children and Family Services and in good health.
A four-year-old girl greets a hero after she had kept her two-month-old brother alive for three days after their father shot their mother before aiming the weapon at herself. The suicide murder scene was found on April 14 in a home in Chatsworth, California
On the day the bodies were discovered, the police went to the property at 9:00 am in response to a request for a welfare check from a family member, but they left after finding nothing wrong.
Hours after the police left, a family member of the couple accompanied by a locksmith and together with the neighbors they reached the house and discovered the massacre inside.
Olivia and James Robinson, who live opposite the deceased couple, told KTLA that they knew something was wrong when they found the four-year-old downstairs.
& # 39; She was clearly in poor condition because she smelled like urine, & # 39; said Olivia. & # 39; And she had a more blank look on her face. She was very quiet. & # 39;
The neighbor said when the child was asked about her parents, she said they were sleeping and added that they are upstairs and hurt.
Another neighbor, Tony Medina, took the four-year-old to his house and offered her food until the police arrived.
& # 39; She heard her mother cry, and then it was really heartbreaking when she said she saw & # 39; mama was broken & # 39;, & # 39; Medina told CBS Los Angeles.
Their two orphans were taken into custody at the Department of Children & # 39; s Family Services in Los Angeles County.
Neighbor James Robinson (left) entered the parental home and found their children, a baby and a toddler, unharmed. His wife Olivia (right) said the four-year-old girl smelled of urine
The police are seen outside the crime scene parked on a quiet street near Los Angeles