COVID-19 Heartbreak: 11-Year-Old Finds Parents Dead

Family members say both had tested positive for COVID-19 and were showing symptoms of the virus shortly before their daughter found their bodies. KSDK's Robert Townsend reports.

(KSDK/NBC News) — Police say a Missouri couple found dead in their bed by their 11-year-old daughter appear to have died from COVID-19.

The young girl called for help after finding her mother and father unresponsive in their bed in their Mehlville home last Thursday.

“It’s really a terrible, tragic thing,” says neighbor Chuck Duy.

Duy said he spoke with a family member of the south St. Louis County couple.

“To lose both parents at one time you know for an 11-year-old, it’s really tragic. Last year at Christmas time they came down to our door and gave us cookies. They were just the nicest people. We are praying for the girl and their family,” said Duy.

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