The girl was shocked and in a very bad condition. "She reeked really bad of urine and she had more of a blank stare on her face."
Editor's note: This article was originally published on January 15, 2021. It has since been updated.
No matter what happens in life, siblings are always there for each other. This is the story of a 3-year-old girl who despite being a toddler herself, managed to take care of her infant baby brother after tragedy struck. The little girl showed so much courage that even the police couldn't help but praise her.
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In 2019, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a press release that according to the detectives, the 46-year-old father of the kids, identified as David Kooros Parsa, shot his 38-year-old wife, Mihoko Koike Parsaand, then himself. The kids were found uninjured and alive three days after their father murdered their mother.
Appreciating the baby girl who took care of her brother, Los Angeles Police Capt. Maureen Ryan said, "Our little angel was able to keep herself and her brother alive. The baby is a miracle baby and the little girl is a hero. She's an absolute hero," reported abc7 Chicago.
The incident came to light when the neighbors heard the couple arguing. Olivia and James Robinson said that they found the innocent kids after the police performed a welfare check and discovered the deceased parents. The neighbors knew something was wrong as soon as they saw the 3-year-old downstairs. "She obviously was in bad condition because she reeked really bad of urine and she had more of a blank stare on her face. She was very, very quiet," Olivia told KTLA.
James asked the girl where her parents were. "I think she may have said they were sleeping, but she told me that they're upstairs and they're hurt. Right there, we figured it's just not good." They found her baby brother in the bedroom upstairs as well. The authorities immediately rushed the children to the hospital following which they were placed in the custody of the Department of Children's Family Services.
While speaking to CBS Los Angeles, another neighbor, Tony Medina said that he took the distressed kids to his home and fed them food while they waited for the police. "She heard her mom crying, and then what really was kind of heart-wrenching was when she said she saw 'mommy was broken.'" It was David's father, Dr. Kooros Parsa, who requested a welfare check as he was aware of his son's mental health problems. However, the officers decided not to enter the house during the check.
"He passed away, he’s in heaven or wherever he is. They’re such depressing issues, even the coroner said it," said the 82-year-old oncology specialist. "The kids have already been adopted by my cousin, my brother’s son in Texas. They’re going to have fun. What’s gone is gone, but what’s here is the kids."
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