Girl, 5, and boy, 3, found dead at Massachusetts home, mom and infant in hospital after apparent suicide bid
DUXBURY, MASSACHUSETTS: Two children were found dead at a home in Duxbury, Massachusetts, while their mother and her 8-month-old infant were admitted to a Boston hospital. Police arrived at the 47 Summer Street home after a man called 911 to report a woman's suicide attempt. The investigators are calling it a double death investigation and haven't identified a suspect. Duxbury police chief Michael Carbone told the press, "This is an isolated incident and there is no further threat to the community."
Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz explains that the first responders arrived at the scene just after 6 pm after receiving a 911 call from one of the residents. Apparently, the man had called 911 to report an attempted suicide of an adult female resident who had jumped out of a window in the home. Upon arrival, first responders discovered three children under the age of 5 and unconscious with obvious signs of trauma, as per WCVB. Cruz said the 5-year-old girl and the 3-year-old boy were pronounced dead by the doctors. However, they are still waiting to hear about the 8-month-old. The investigators are getting a search warrant to look inside the house for more clues.
Authorities confirm scene at 47 Summer Street is double death investigation. Three children - under age of five - found unconscious. 5-year-old girl & 3-year-old boy dead, 8 month old infant flown to Boston hospital. Woman attempted suicide by jumping out window #Boston25 pic.twitter.com/aVaQMm9fSF— Drew Karedes (@DrewKaredes) January 25, 2023
Cruz told the press conference, "This is an unimaginable, senseless tragedy and it is an ongoing investigation." It was confirmed by the DA that the woman who attempted suicide was the mother of these three children but did not confirm whether she was the suspect or not. Cruz continues, "It's an ongoing investigation and we will see where that leads us. We're in the process right now of getting information regarding our search warrants, making sure we do everything we need to do to get into the house lawfully to make the determinations that we have to make." NBC Boston reports that the woman was alive and being treated in the hospital. When asked if she was the suspect, Cruz said, "I'm not going to label anybody anything at this time." Cruz explained that The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of Massachusetts will determine the cause and manner of the children's death.
This is a developing story. MEAWW will keep you updated.