A 5-year-old boy walked two blocks to his step-grandfather’s house at about 5 a.m. May 18 to say his parents were dead, according to Middletown police.
Officers found Marshall and Johnson overdosed on heroin. A 3-month-old girl was also found in the home, crying in a car seat in the living room, according to the police report.
After they were found on the floor, Marshall and Johnson were revived by paramedics.
The situation could have been “10 times worse,” Middletown Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw previously told the Journal-News. “Anybody should be appalled.”
Officers brought the young boy and infant back to the police department after the incident. The boy was given a badge “for being so brave,” according to police.
Muterspaw called the boy “a little hero,” adding that it was dark and he was barefoot when he left the house.