Police trying to help family, looking for men who left mother of 9 to die from overdose

Nine children lost their mom to a heroin overdose less than two weeks before Christmas, and police say she was left to die in front of them. (Courtesy: WKRC)

"We don't normally do this, but we need your help so we are calling out to all of you."

Nine children lost their mom to a heroin overdose less than two weeks before Christmas, and police say she was left to die in front of them. Middletown officers are now stepping forward, calling on the community to help.

Officers responding to the 911 call say they found out the mom's "supposed 'friends'" didn't just leave the woman, but stole her money while telling the kids they were leaving to go buy soda.

The children range in age from 14 to just one, and police say their father is a hard worker who is trying to make ends meet. Two detectives have been working to help the family, but say they desperately need everything from clothing to toys to even ornaments for the Christmas tree they gave them.

"It's not about our Facebook page, it's not about 'Likes', it's about pure human compassion," the department pleaded on their Facebook page, saying "It has disturbed us so much that it's time for us to make a difference."

As for the guys police are looking for, they say the two men are possibly a father-son team. The possible father is described as having gray hair and gray facial hair, and was wearing a red and black coat. The possible son had a thin build and was wearing a brown jacket.

If you have any information, call Middeltown Police.


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