2 Toddlers Found Freezing in Car With Bodies of Their Mother and Man, Who Were Shot to Death

Two toddlers were found shivering from the cold in the back seat of a car in a North Carolina parking lot on Thursday, while in the front seat two adults — including their mother — had been shot to death.

Rocky Mount Police Chief Robert Hassell identified the victims as 24-year-old Destiny Wiggins and 28-year-old Devone Brown, WTVD reported.

He said the two children had been exposed to the extreme cold and were at the hospital with family members but “are doing well.”

The bodies of Wiggins and Brown were found at about 6 a.m. when employees of Barnhill Construction began arriving for work. One of the employees notice the car, parked in the employee lot. Upon investigating, workers found two people with gunshot wounds and called police.

Police confirmed that Wiggins and Brown were dead on the scene. The children were rushed to UNC Nash Healthcare, as temperatures dropped into the 30s overnight.

“Please keep the family members in your prayers,” Hassell said.

Breana Wiggins, Destiny Wiggins sister, told the Raleigh News & Observer that her sister was a mother of four with a passion for doing hair. She said the two children in the car were her nieces.

A friend of Brown’s told WTVD Brown was “like a brother, and uncle to my kids,” saying  he knew how to “keep a smile on our face.”

Brown’s relationship to Wiggins and the children was not immediately clear.

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[Featured image: Devone Brown, left, and Destiny Wiggins/Facebook]