Five-year-old twins discovered dead at home

NEW YORK CITY, NY – The 5-year-old twins discovered dead in a Bronx apartment earlier this week were reportedly violently ill just hours before their mother found them lifeless, with foam at the mouth. Authorities reported the distressing detail on Tuesday as community members lament the loss, describing the bereaved mother as a dedicated caregiver to her children.

The mother said the twins were up at around 3 a.m. on Monday due to vomiting. Law enforcement sources suggested that she might have administered Tylenol. She then left them momentarily to shower and, upon leaving the bathroom close to 11:20 a.m., found the children in bed, not breathing and exhibiting foam at the mouth. Immediately she called 911.

NYPD Chief of Detectives, Joseph Kenny, directed the investigation and stated that evidence thus far points to a tragic occurrence. There were strong local reports that the mother was deeply involved in the children’s day-to-day life, including their medical and educational needs. Neighbors described her as a doting parent in what was characterized as a quiet, loving family. Until the medical examiner suggests otherwise, the deaths are presumably due to an unforeseen medical tragedy.

The mother communicated that both children had been suffering from recent ailments and had not attended school on the day in question. The boy had demonstrated cold-like symptoms for possibly up to two weeks and had been sent home from school last week. His sister, meanwhile, had an ear infection and had reportedly exhibited abnormal behavior, including vomiting, as well as biting and spitting at school.

Following the tragic findings on Monday, the mother was admitted to BronxCare Health System due to trauma. With the father at work at the time of the incident, he immediately returned home upon hearing the news, expressing overwhelming grief.

Community members were stunned by the news, describing the mother as extraordinarily attentive, rarely allowing the children away from her side.

As investigations continue, the impact of the tragedy resonates throughout the Bronx apartment building, particularly given the proximity to Christmas. Neighbors described the children as happy and friendly, always saying ‘hello’, leaving the community heartbroken.