3 children perished on a Brooklyn beach; their mother is being questioned. Three children, the youngest of which was only three months old, were discovered unresponsive on a beach in Coney Island early on Monday morning. Their mother was found on the boardwalk barefoot and wet in a “disturbed state” shortly after the children’s deaths, according to the police in New York City.
According to the NYPD Chief of Department Kenneth Corey, who spoke at a news briefing on Monday morning, officers went to the home of a woman who was described as a mother of three on Neptune Avenue in Brooklyn before 2 a.m. after receiving a 911 call from a family member who was concerned that the mother may have harmed her children. The woman’s address is in Brooklyn.
Officers tried to contact the parents of the children but were unsuccessful. However, they did find a guy inside the building who claimed to be the parent of one of the children and shared their concerns. He reported to the officers that he thought the mother and the children were on the boardwalk in Coney Island.
At 3:13 in the morning, a member of the woman’s family called the police and reported that the woman had been found in a “disturbed state” on the boardwalk close to the intersection of Brighton 6th Street and Riegelmann Boardwalk, according to the police.
According to Corey, she was discovered barefoot and drenched in water, although it is not clear if she was drenched because it had been raining or because she had been in the water.
The 30-year-old woman was located with other members of her family, but not with her children.
Later, at approximately 4:42 a.m., along the water’s edge on West 35th Street in Coney Island, the three children, a boy aged 7, a girl aged 4, and a girl aged 312 months, were discovered unconscious. This location is approximately two miles from where the mother was discovered.
Officers immediately began conducting cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and the children were transported to Coney Island Hospital, where it was determined that they had passed away. Their identities have not been made public at this time.
The mother’s possible involvement in the children’s deaths is being investigated by the police.
According to Corey, the investigation is already underway, and the authorities are appealing to any witnesses who may have seen what took place to come forward.
According to him, “there is no sign of prior history of abuse and neglect of these youngsters,” and this conclusion is based on the early information.
Corey stated that the mother was present with the detectives at the stationhouse of the 60th Precinct; however, “so far she has not said anything,”