A suicidal mother is in custody after her twin daughters were found dead in a parked car in Long Island, New York.
According to the New York Post, the mother of Tenia Campbell, 24, of Medford, called police on Thursday to report that her daughter was threatening to kill herself and her 2-year-old twins Jasmine and Jaida.
Police then launched a search, reportedly spanning from Medford, where Campbell lives, to Montauk, where they found her minivan at a park on the beachfront town just after 4 p.m.
According to ABC 7 New York, the twins were in cardiac arrest at the scene and were transported to a hospital, where they were pronounced dead.
The children’s cause of death is not yet known as police continue to investigate the apparent homicide.
The New York Post reports that Campbell was charged with two counts of second degree murder. She is reportedly due in court on Friday.
Neighbors told ABC 7 that they were shocked to learn the Campbell, who reportedly has a 4-year-old son, was allegedly involved in her daughters’ deaths.
“Never would have thought she was going through the things she was going through,” Roshonda Campbell told the news station. “She seemed like she had it all together.”
“It was just a typical family, a typical family,” Aleshia Pike said. “The kids were happy, you didn’t see any signs of neglect, nothing. They always had smiles, she looked happy.”
This is a developing story. CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.
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