Couple found dead on porch of Mecca home with child still inside
The Trumbull County Coroner and sheriff’s deputies are investigating after a three-year-old boy was found inside a Mecca Township home while his parents were dead outside.
A woman, identified as the sister of one of the victims, told deputies she went to the home on the 500 block of State Route 88 Tuesday afternoon because she hadn’t heard from 55-year-old Eddie Parthemer or 35-year-old Amber Barry since Sunday.
The bodies of the two were found on a second floor porch.
The woman said she had to go through a window of the house where she found the couple’s son. Major Tony Villanueva tells 21 News the house was in "deplorable conditions" and that there was no heat in the house.
According to Villanueva, the boy is believed to have been in the house alone for between 24 and 48 hours. He was taken to St. Joseph Hospital in Warren, but has since been released to family members.
Child Protective Services has been notified of the incident.
Deputies say they found no signs of foul play. The coroner is working to find what caused their deaths. Villanueva says based on evidence found at the scene, the cause of death is believed to be a double overdose.