A screaming 6-year-old girl was rescued by police after she posted photos to Facebook of her dead father lying a mattress, authorities said.
The images were seen by her grandparents, hundreds of miles away in Tennessee, who contacted police in Mt. Morris Township in Michigan, where the girl lived with her dad and her 36-year-old stepmother.
The child had awoken to find both adults unresponsive, police said. She poured water on them trying to wake them up, but got no reaction.
She then took photos of them and posted them on Facebook in a plea for help, authorities said. Her grandfather saw them and contacted officials in Genesee County.
The little girl was rescued Thursday night by Mt. Morris officers who heard her crying inside the one-story home. Police chief Terence Green said the child had saved a life.
Her stepmother is in intensive care and "our detective hasn't been able to conduct an interview with her yet," Green told InsideEdition.com Monday.
"She has a serious medical condition," he said.
Investigators are "leaning toward a drug overdose" as the father's cause of death, Green said, based on evidence found at the house. Detectives are awaiting toxicology reports, which could take months to receive, he said.
A pit bull inside the home had bitten the deceased father's face, investigators said.