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5-YO Girl & 1-YO Brother Were Alone At Home For 3 Days While Their Parents Lay Dead In Bed From Eating Poisoned Pickles
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5-YO Girl & 1-YO Brother Were Alone At Home For 3 Days While Their Parents Lay Dead In Bed From Eating Poisoned Pickles

When family members called the house after three days, their call was picked up by the 5-year old girl who said her parents had been asleep for a long time.

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Editor's note: This article was originally published on October 25, 2020. It has since been updated.

Trigger warning: This article contains details that may be distressing to some readers.

A five-year-old girl was left all alone to look after her 1-year-old baby brother after their parents died from eating poisoned pickles. Three days had passed since the parents, described as the perfect couple by those who knew them, had died in bed, tragically leaving the two children to fend for themselves.

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For three days, the two young children slept beside the blackened corpses of their parents—Alexander Yakunin 30, and Viktoria, 25. Their deaths came to light only when family members started growing increasingly worried about not having heard from the couple. Alexander and Viktoria had also missed a family gathering, after which family members made a phone call to the couple's house in Bolshoye Kuzomkino. It was the couple's 5-year-old daughter who picked up, as reported by The Sun.