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‘Overwhelming’ response for 9 Middletown children who found mother dead

While Middletown police are searching for two “people of interest” in the death of a Middletown mother of nine, the community continues to donate to the family days before Christmas.

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On Thursday, the police department announced on its Facebook page that it was accepting donations for the family of nine children ages 1-14.

RELATED: Police: Drug dealers let Middletown mother die in front of her 9 kids

Middletown Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw said the response was “overwhelming” in the first hour after the post.

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This morning, the police training room in the lower level of the City Building wasn’t large enough to hold all the presents that had been donated, with several donated bikes parked in the hallway.

Two police department employees are sorting through the items this morning and they said “two large loads” were already delivered to the family.

According to Muterspaw, “known drug dealers” were in the house in the 1400 block of Yankee Road on Wednesday and they left the woman to die.

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