Los Angeles police are praising a four-year-old-girl who reportedly managed to keep her baby brother alive for three days following their parents' murder suicide.
It is believed that on April 18, 46-year-old David Kooros Parsa shot his wife Mihoko Koike, 38, while she slept before turning the gun on himself. The children, who were not injured, were trapped in their home for three days before they were discovered by a couple in the neighborhood.
"Our little angel was able to keep herself and her brother alive," Los Angeles police Capt. Maureen Ryan said at a press conference, Fox LA reported. "The baby is a miracle baby, and the little girl is a hero. She's an absolute hero."
According to KTLA, ABC7 and CBS, Olivia and James Robinson went to check on the children after a welfare check by police had proved they'd found nothing to be alarming or suspicious.
"I begged him not to go back in there, but he went back in there because they wanted to find the baby," Olivia said of her husband.
James eventually found the boy upstairs while the little girl, who "reeked really bad of urine" and had a "blank stare on her face" was discovered downstairs. Upon asking for their parents, he realized something was wrong.
"I think she may have said they were sleeping, but she told me that they're upstairs and they're hurt," James told KTLA. "Right there, we figured it's just not good."
Another neighbor Tony Medina told CBS, "She heard her mom crying," but "what really was kind of heart-wrenching was when she said she saw 'mommy was broken.'" He watched the four-year-old in his home until the police's arrival.