Woman arrested for murdering her two daughters searched 'how to commit the perfect murder'

Autopsy results and medical records showed that both the children were 'entirely healthy' before their sudden demise


                            Woman arrested for murdering her two daughters searched 'how to commit the perfect murder'

A woman from Alaska was arrested on Wednesday and charged with the murders of two of her children. After the death of her second child in November last year, the authorities had reopened the investigation into the death of her first child in 2015.

23-year-old Stephany E LaFountain has been accused of killing her four-month-old daughter on September 15, 2015 and then her 13-month-old daughter on November 20 last year, reported by Anchorage Daily News.

The 23-year-old mother was arrested on Wednesday (Source: Fairbanks Police Department)
The 23-year-old mother was arrested on Wednesday (Source: Fairbanks Police Department)

When the investigation began into the death of the 13-month-old girl in November, forensic teams found a series of morbid internet searches about an hour before she made the 911 call. The searches included, "Ways to kill human with no proof, drowning and forensics, and how to commit the perfect murder".

LaFountain had called for help on November 20 saying her 13-month-old girl was not breathing. The child passed away in the hospital four days later. 



 

As detectives investigated the child's death, they found similarities between the deaths of LaFountain's daughters. 

On Sept. 15, 2015, emergency dispatchers got a call from LaFountain who told them that her four-month-old child wasn't breathing. The girl died in Fairbanks' local hospital about an hour after the initial call.

The cause of the first child's death in 2015 was inconclusive but the autopsy revealed that it was a suffocation-related death. And her second child who died in November last year died due to a lack of oxygen to the brain, the autopsy revealed. 

Autopsy results and medical records showed that both the children were "entirely healthy" before their sudden demise. 

The 23-year-old mother was arrested on Wednesday and then taken to the Fairbanks correctional center. She is due to make her first court appearance on Friday. 



Eric Jewkes, who is the Fairbanks Police Chief, told reporters that the horrible crime should remind everyone of the "evil" which lurks in every community. 

"Just take 10 seconds and think about a mother killing both her children, over two years (in) completely isolated events. And what that means and what happens sometimes in our community — and sometimes the evil that exists, that's out there," Jewkes shared.