Police in Boston are continuing to investigate the deaths of two young children and a woman who were found on the sidewalk near a parking garage on Christmas Day.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, the unidentified woman and the two children, both believed to be under the age of five, were found unconscious on a sidewalk next to a parking garage at the Ruggles MBTA station, near the Northeastern University campus on Wednesday afternoon. All three were taken to a nearby hospital where they were pronounced dead.
As the Boston Herald reports, authorities have not confirmed the cause of death or the relationship between the woman and the two children. On Wednesday, investigators appeared to be focusing on an SUV on the top floor of the parking garage. Inside, police found children’s car seats.
According to the report, a single Mary Jane shoe, a purple hat, and broken tree branches were observed on the sidewalk Columbus Avenue where police had cordoned off the scene.
In May, a Boston College student set to graduate took a fatal leap from the top of the same parking garage.
Northeastern University said issued a statement Wednesday night saying that the school would be increasing security at the parking garage.
“The restricted access will continue until a permanent solution is implemented,” the statement read, according to the Boston Herald.
“In addition, effective immediately, there will be 24-hour security staffing in place.”
Boston Emergency Medical Services Union President Michael MacNeil released a statement revealing that over a dozen first responders worked to save the woman and children.
“It was not enough to save their lives. The thoughts and prayers of the men and women of Boston EMS are with the families experiencing this unspeakable tragedy on this holiday,” MacNeil said, according to the Boston Herald.
“We don’t want to speculate … We never do that because it may jeopardize the integrity of the investigation.
Boston Police Commissioner William Gross said at a news conference on Wednesday that authorities would further investigate before they commented on the cause of death.
“We don’t want to speculate,” Gross said, according to the Boston Herald report.
“We never do that because it may jeopardize the integrity of the investigation.”
This is a developing story. CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.
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