LA mom arrested after 3 kids under the age of 3 found dead at home with 'no signs of trauma'
The 28-year-old woman was reportedly taken into custody after officers responded to a family member's call for help
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: A mother was arrested after three children under the age of three were found dead in an East LA home, reports say. The 28-year-old woman was reportedly taken into custody after officers responded to a family member's call for help. According to police, there were "no signs of trauma" when officers responded to the call on Monday, June 28.
Officers reported that two boys and a girl were found unresponsive in a bedroom at their home. The children were not breathing when they were found and all efforts to revive them were unsuccessful.
This incident follows another that took place where Liliana Carrillo, 30 was arrested for allegedly killing her three young children in the San Fernando Valley neighbourhood of Reseda, Los Angeles in April 2021. In the same week, a Texas woman was arrested after allegedly killing her two young daughters, Lillian Mae McDonald 1, and Archer Hammond, 6. In March 2020, a Missouri mom was arrested after prosecutors had reason to believe that she intentionally drove her car into a Kansas river on August 3 with both her children inside the car. At the same time, a Maryland mother was charged with attempted murder after allegedly cutting her three-year-old daughter’s neck with scissors.
Police have not yet released the identity of the 28-year-old mother. She is being quizzed by cops as a person of interest at the moment. According to reports, there is no immediate information about the children's father. Lt Chuck Calderaro, of the LASD Homicide Bureau, informed that it was not immediately clear what caused the deaths, and autopsies will be conducted soon. "There were no obvious signs of how they died," he said.
Cops reported preliminary information revealed no previous reports of abuse or child neglect at the home. A family member told CBSLA, "It’s pretty hard to determine what really happened. I mean, because, I know her. I know she would do anything for those kids, and that’s what’s so hard to understand what happened."
Neighbour Rosalinda Higgins told CBSLA, "It is very heartbreaking, it is for everybody in the neighborhood." Supervisor Hilda Solis said she was “devastated” to hear about the incident. According to reports, her office is providing counselling and support for family members and nearby residents. She said, "Although I wish this never occurred, we must do everything possible to ensure no other child endures such a tragedy."
The investigation is still on going. Anyone with any information regarding the case is requested to contact LASD’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submit a report online at lacrimestoppers.org.