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3 children found dead

Mom in custody after 3 children under 3 found dead in East LA home

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the “suspicious” deaths of three children found dead in an East LA home Monday afternoon.

The 28-year-old mother of the two boys and one girl — all under the age of 3 — has been identified as a “person of interest” and has been taken in for questioning, according to ABC7.

Deputies responded to the home just before 1 p.m. Monday and found the children unresponsive in a bedroom. Deputies and paramedics attempted life-saving measures, but all three were pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials have not determined a cause of death, but investigators said there was no indication of a shooting.

LA Sheriff’s Lt Chuck Caldero said the children’s mother and another relative — the father was not home — were present when deputies arrived.

“At this point it’s very preliminary in the investigation,” Calderaro said. “We know the children were in a bedroom within the house. As far as cause of death that’s unknown at this time and that’s under investigation.”

Neighbors told ABC7 one of the children was a baby about six months old.

Although detectives said the deaths were “suspicious,” they have not released any further details.

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[Featured image: Screenshot from ABC7 video]