A couple in Warren is devastated after their two grown children suffer a fatal overdose – the same day.

A couple in Warren is devastated after their two grown children suffer a fatal overdose – the same day.

The heroin epidemic is becoming a deadly trend in metro Detroit and these parents have a warning for families.

The parents did everything they could to help their kids break their addiction but ended up losing both.

Peggy and Edward Babinski are fighting through unbearable pain. Just 24 hours ago they returned to their Warren home and discovered their 41 year-old son Edward and 28-year-old daughter Heather dead in a back bedroom. It is believed both died from a heroin overdose.

“This is horrible,” Peggy said. “If they could have seen what I had to see, your children laying there dead. It is so senseless, it is so stupid.”

This is not the first time this family has lived through unthinkable tragedy. The Babinskis, who have been married for 43 years, had four children.

Sadly, in 1995 their 18 year-old daughter Chrissy, was hit and killed by a drunk driver. A few years later their 36-year-old daughter Denni died from medical complications.

Not long after, Edward Jr. and Heather, grew close after losing their siblings and became addicted to heroin. Their parents say they did everything in their power to help them get clean.

“We went through so much with both of them, taking them to the clinics and everything,” said Edward Babinski.

“Taking them to every meeting, seven days a week,” Peggy said. “Every single day and it still wasn’t enough.”

Heather and Edward were clean for a year and a half until last Monday when the Babinskis’ remaining two children relapsed.

“Why can’t people stop and think before they do this stuff,” Peggy said. “They don’t just hurt themselves they hurt their whole family.  I have no children left because of this drug.”

Edward and Peggy say they never saw any signs. Both were happy and both were working. Both seemed okay.

But something drew their kids back to the lethal drug, likely laced with something, and by the time they knew – it was too late.

“It is bad as it can get,” Edward said. “The signs weren’t there. They were doing what they were supposed to do and it still happened. They need to get this stuff off the street.”

Police are trying. The Babinskis say they took the drugs as evidence and their cell phones – to try and determine who is responsible for selling the drug.

If you would like to help the family, PLEASE CLICK HERE for the GoFundMe created to help the parents pay for a double funeral.


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March 25, 2018 7:54 pm

So sad,so sorry been fighting for 11 years and I can’t get my daughter to stop. There are no answers just why can’t they stop

March 25, 2018 11:06 pm
Reply to  Donna

The hard part about heroin is the withdrawals are not just mental they are physical too so in more likely form it’s not that your daughter doesn’t want to stop but doesn’t feel strong enough to endour that pain as a user myself I wish I had someone to help seen me off rather then cold turkey as I know I’m not strong enough to suffer
My heart goes out you your daughter is lucky to have a family that love her

Shirley Murphy
March 25, 2018 10:35 pm

Heartbroken reading this X love and prayers to the family X so much sadness in one family X

March 27, 2018 2:54 am

These stories breaks my heart, my cousins just lost their cousin yesterday to an overdose and my husband is fighting that demon now, he has been off of herion for over 2 years now thanks to being incarcerated and now Suboxone is helping him stay off of it since he’s been home 2 months now, Donna you ever tried helping her get a prescription for Suboxone?

March 27, 2018 8:01 am

This took my money my peace my son my heart my many hopes of life together my daughters peace it just left my world empty

Lena Pursley
Lena Pursley
March 27, 2018 10:27 am

I didn’t think I had much of a heart left after I found one of my twin boys overdosed on k2 at age 22 😭. Sending my condolences to this family. May God hold each of you tight. You both will always be in my thoughts & prayers. (((Hugs)))