Who is Lindsay Clancy? Duxbury mom strangled to death her children aged 5 and 3 before attempting suicide
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DUXBURY, MASSACHUSETTS: Lindsay Clancy, a mother of three, is accused of strangling her two children to death and seriously injuring the third before attempting to take her own life. Lindsay's husband dialed 911 around 6.pm Tuesday, January 24, to report that his wife had jumped out a window.
Cora Clancy, 5, and Dawson Clancy, 3, were discovered dead in their Duxbury home, and Lindsay, 32, was identified as the suspect in their murders. Timothy J. Cruz, the Plymouth district attorney, said that when police entered the house, they discovered three children upstairs who were "unconscious, with obvious signs of trauma." Officials stated that Cora and Dawson died at the hospital, and the third child, a seven-month-old boy, was flown to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where their mother Lindsay worked. The hospital told the Boston Globe, "We are shocked and saddened to learn of this unthinkable tragedy. We extend our deepest sympathies to all those affected by these devastating events."
Cora Clancy, 5, and Dawson Clancy, 3, were found dead in their Duxbury home, and Lindsay, 32, was identified as the suspect in their murders. Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz said when police entered the home, they discovered three children upstairs "unconscious with obvious signs of trauma" The third child, a 7-month-old boy, was flown to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where his mother Lindsay worked. The hospital told the Boston Globe, "We are shocked and saddened to learn of this unthinkable tragedy. We extend our deepest sympathies to all those affected by these devastating events."
Lindsay was taken into custody by police on Wednesday, January 25 after an arrest warrant was obtained, according to Cruz's office. The warrant listed Lindsay's charges as two counts of murder, three counts of strangling or suffocation, and three counts of assault and battery with a deadly weapon.
"They were beautiful, beautiful children," said Donna Jesse, who identified herself as the aunt of the children. "It's pretty shocking," said Rita Musgrove, who claimed to be the great-grandmother of the children. While leaving a bunch of roses outside the house—where other people had also dropped flowers—Jesse and Musgrove were reported to be visibly overwhelmed with emotion.
A neighbour named John Sullivan reported that his son called him on Tuesday, January 24 to let him know that "the mother was laying down in the backyard." When Sullivan got home, he went over to the Clancys' home and observed emergency personnel giving CPR to a child. He said, "Right in the driveway, about 20 feet from the house,"
Sullivan, whose yard is next to the Clancys', claimed he didn't know them well but that he had never observed any suspicious activity arising from their home. "The mother would be out there in the summer and spring, playing with the children. I just don't know how somebody could do that," he said.