Police are investigating the sudden death of infant twins on Wednesday in New Jersey.
The 7-month-old twins were found dead in a Lindenwold apartment on Wednesday morning, after their frantic mother called 911 to report that they weren’t breathing.
The Courier-Post Online obtained a recording of the harrowing 911 call, in which the mother tells a dispatcher through sobs that both her infants are not breathing.
While waiting for emergency services to arrive to the home, the dispatcher walks the mother through administrating CPR on each child, but she tells him that neither one is responding. It does not appear that either one of the babies regained consciousness.
The mother, who neighbors identified to ABC 6 as Alexandria Garnett, appears to tell the dispatcher that a “friend” was in the home with her. A friend of the baby’s father told the Courier-Post Online that she and her husband had given him a ride to the mother’s apartment on Wednesday morning, after he called asking them to take him there. She said the infants had died by the time he arrived. It is unclear if the father arrived before or after police.
“He was so excited to be a father, and now for this to happen …,” the friend, Tasia Mayweather, said. “We’ll keep close to him now. I can’t imagine …”
A neighbor told the news outlet that he had often seen the mother around the apartment complex, and that she had one older child. He also said the grandmother was often at the home, presumably to help care for the children, and said it was a “nice” environment.
The neighbor knew that something was wrong at the home when he noticed a helicopter flying above.
“The grandmother was outside and she was pulling away from a police officer as he tried to talk to her,” he said. “Then I saw the coroner take the two babies out.”
According to the Courier-Post, the grandmother was prevented from entering the apartment, and police were seen carrying out plastic and paper bags.
Mayweather told the newspaper that multiple family members were speaking to investigators at Lindenwold Police Department headquarters.
“I can tell you they were beautiful children, they are wonderful people and that mother loved those kids,” another neighbor told ABC 6 News. “She loves those kids, and I can’t imagine how you could lose two babies like that and survive.”
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