Three kids, together with a 3-month-old, had been discovered unconscious on a seashore in Coney Island early Monday and later died after their mom was discovered on the boardwalk barefoot and moist in a “disturbed state,” police in New York Metropolis mentioned.
Officers went to the house of a lady, described as a mom of three, on Neptune Avenue in Brooklyn earlier than 2 a.m. after receiving a 911 name from a member of the family who was apprehensive the mom could have harmed her kids, NYPD Chief of Division Kenneth Corey mentioned Monday morning at a information briefing.
Officers obtained no reply however discovered a person within the constructing who recognized himself as the daddy of one of many kids and expressed comparable considerations. He advised officers he believed the mom and the youngsters had been on the Coney Island boardwalk.
A member of the family referred to as police at 3:13 a.m., saying the lady had been present in a “disturbed state” on the boardwalk close to Brighton sixth Avenue and Riegelmann Boardwalk, police mentioned.
Corey mentioned she was discovered barefoot and soaking moist, however it’s unclear if she was moist due to rain or if she had been within the water.
The lady, 30, was discovered with different household however not her kids.
The youngsters — a 7-year-old boy, 4 -year-old lady and 3-and-a-half-month lady — had been later discovered unconscious at about 4:42 a.m. on the water’s edge at West thirty fifth Avenue in Coney Island, about two miles from the place the mom was discovered.
Officers started performing CPR and the youngsters had been taken to Coney Island Hospital, the place they had been pronounced useless. Their names haven’t been launched.
Police are investigating if the mom drowned the youngsters.
Corey mentioned the investigation is energetic and authorities are asking for witnesses to come back ahead and make clear what occurred.
Primarily based on preliminary data, “there is no such thing as a indication of prior historical past of abuse and neglect of those kids,” he mentioned.
The mom was with detectives on the sixtieth Precinct stationhouse, however “to date she has not mentioned something,” Corey mentioned.