Police discovered the heart-breaking deaths of two young children aged 2 and 1 in an apartment complex in Atlanta.
The mother of the toddlers is now being questioned for the circumstances leading to the puzzling and unfortunate deaths of the babies. The mother came home to find her little children dead inside their Oakland City West End apartment in Atlanta around 11 p.m. Friday.
The mother told the police she left her three kids, all boys, including the eldest 3-year-old to the care of a female cousin. The 3 year-old kid was unharmed, while police said the younger ones aged 2 and 1 bore obvious injuries, including burns, when they were found dead inside the apartment.
Neighbors of the mother also expressed their doubts to the local media interviewing them that the mother was telling the truth when she said she left the babies with a female relative. They said the mother has left the children alone and unsupervised at home in the past. They also claimed she never left the young children with anybody to look after them.
One of the neighbors also shared to the local media a photograph that shows the police removing what could be a big piece of evidence: the entire oven from inside the apartment. It has been put inside a truck.
WSBTV News tweeted about the story and the heart-breaking news of the death of the poor toddlers. It posted the breaking news update: “NEW: Mother comes home to find 2 of her young boys dead inside apartment.”
There’s also another tweet from reporter Steve Gehlbach that says: “Two baby boys, age 1 &2. dead inside SW Atlanta apt. Neighbors saw entire oven taken from crime scene. Mom told police relative was watching.”
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Mother comes home to find 2 of her young boys dead inside apartment: <a href="https://t.co/Dn7ZTv3ki2">https://t.co/Dn7ZTv3ki2</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/SteveGWSB?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@SteveGWSB</a> LIVE at 7:30 on Channel 2. <a href="https://t.co/M51mWSc1kV">pic.twitter.com/M51mWSc1kV</a></p>— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) <a href="https://twitter.com/wsbtv/status/919162117420351488?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 14, 2017</a></blockquote>
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The police have yet to confirm if there was a fire involving the oven inside the apartment that might have caused, or contributed, to the toddlers’ death.
It is also not clear at this point as the investigation is ongoing if charges will be filed against the mother for negligence, and if she will continue to have custody of the surviving kid. It is not clear if the father of the children is living with them.