A California woman is accused of drowning her 10-month-old twins inside a motel room that police helped her to arrange after she caused a scene earlier at a women’s shelter, reports said.
Tulare police Sgt. Jon Hamlin told officers had no former contact with the 37-year-old Heather Langdon and would have alerted mental health assistance if they knew she was a danger to herself or the children.
Hamlin noted that the officers didn’t want to leave without getting shelter for the three on the cold, rainy night, last Thursday, so they found a non-profit agency willing to pay for the motel room.
It was there authorities revealed that she committed the murders. The children were confirmed dead at a hospital closeby after they were found not breathing and underwater, KTLA reported.
Reports did not disclose who called authorities about the children or the how they drowned.
The children’s father has not been known but reportedly ended a GoFundMe page for the boys, Mason and Maddox. The woman reportedly has three other children.
According to the station, she faces two counts of first-degree murder and assault on a child leading to death with special circumstance allegation that she committed multiple murders.
If convicted, she could face the death penalty.