Officials found a 3-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl dead at a Duxbury house in a double-death case as emergency responders took an 8-month-old infant to a nearby hospital on Tuesday night.
CBS News reported that police arrived at 47 Summer Street at around 6:15 p.m. local time when responding to a 911 call after a man found a woman making an attempted suicide.
When they arrived on the scene, detectives discovered the woman had attempted to leap out of the house’s window.
Massachusetts Double-Death: 2 Kids Dead, 1 Infant Under Care As Mom Attempts Suicide
Police and firemen searched the home and discovered three unresponsive children inside: a 5-year-old girl, a 3-year-old boy, and an 8-month-old infant.
Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz said at a press conference held in front of the Duxbury police station that all three of them showed “clear signs of trauma” and were sent to the hospital right away along with the mother.
The infant was receiving medical care, but the 3-year-old boy and 5-year-old girl were declared dead immediately after arriving at the hospital.
Cruz stated that it seemed as though the mom and the three kids were connected.
He said, per Boston Herald, that the woman “initially appears” to be the mother and that the man who called 911 was her husband.
The authorities, however, withheld the names of the individuals involved because they are still conducting an investigation.
“This is an unimaginable senseless tragedy,” Cruz said, as per WPRI. “I’m not going to label anybody anything at this time. This is an ongoing investigation.”
Authorities categorized the event as a double-death investigation and were working on obtaining search warrants to enter the house again.
He said that the inquiry is still in its early stages and that police were carefully inspecting the murder scene. Cruz went on to say that the incident was a one-off and the neighborhood was not in danger.