Police believe two boys lived alone in their home for about a week after the death of their 71-year-old adoptive mother.
This happened in the town of Talti, which is about 10 miles southeast of Forney in Kaufman County.
A teacher called the police to conduct a welfare check because the brothers had not attended school all week and their parents had not been reached.
Tali police chief said that the officers who responded found the 5 and 7-year-old boys in the house. Their 71-year-old mother died at home.
The boys told the officers that their mother fell to the ground and they were unable to call 911 because they did not have a screen lock passcode for her phone.
The police said they were able to feed and care for themselves for five days.
The police believe that the woman died of natural causes and do not suspect an offense. Her autopsy is still pending.
The two adopted siblings are now cared for by their adult biological mothers’ children.
The president said they were fine, looking at what they had been through.