3 children died after they were found unresponsive on new york city shoreline
US – A 30-year-old woman, believed to be the mother of a 7-year-old boy, a 4-year-old girl and a 3.5-month-old girl, is being questioned at the local police station. This was announced on Monday morning at a press conference by the head of the department, Kenneth Corey.
Three children found unconscious on the Coney Island shoreline in Brooklyn early Monday morning are dead and their mother is being questioned, according to NYPD officials.
She was not in custody at the time and the investigation remains “very active,” he said. By Monday afternoon, the woman was at a local hospital, the NYPD confirmed. According to the NYPD, she has not been charged at this time.
According to Corey, citing preliminary information, there is no evidence of prior neglect or abuse.
“We don’t know exactly what happened here,” he said, emphasizing that the information he provided was preliminary.
At 1:40 a.m., police received a 911 call from someone who was concerned that a family member might have harmed her three children, Corey told reporters. The police entered the apartment but received no response.
A man who identified himself as the father of one of the children met with officers in the building and told them that he shared the caller’s concerns. He told police he thought the woman and children were on the Coney Island boardwalk, Corey said.
Officers began to search for the woman and children, searching the boardwalk, the beach, nearby streets and the local hospital.
The search continued for about 90 minutes until another 911 call directed police to Brighton 6th Street and the Riegelmann Promenade in nearby Brighton Beach, where they found the woman and other family members.
The woman authorities found was “soaking wet,” Corey said, though it was unclear if she was in the rain or in the water off the coast.
The children were not with her, and searches continued with the ground, air, and port units until 4:42 a.m., when officers found the children on the beach at West 35th Street in Coney Island, about two miles from where she was. found a woman.