Mother questioned in apparent drowning deaths of her three children in Coney Island

Detectives in Brooklyn are trying to speak to the mom of three younger children who had been discovered unconscious and later died on the seashore in Coney Island early Monday morning.

According to NYPD Chief of Department Kenneth Corey, two family of the younger victims — all of whom had been 7 years of age and below — had expressed concern to law enforcement officials from the 60th Precinct that the mom, a 30-year-old girl, might have harmed them.

Those issues triggered a large police search that started at 1:40 a.m. on Sept. 12 with a go to to the mom’s condo at 3325 Neptune Ave. Upon arriving on the scene, they discovered the entrance door to the condo unlocked, and the residence empty, in response to Corey.

Police started canvassing the encompassing space, together with the Coney Island Boardwalk and the seashore, on the lookout for the mom and her three children.

After a few 90-minute search, Corey mentioned, sixtieth Precinct officers in Brighton Beach encountered the victims’ mom, who was soaking moist and barefoot, strolling on the boardwalk with different members of the family. 

Police on the Riegelmann Boardwalk in Coney Island, Brooklyn investigating the deadly drowning.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

“The search now intensified, aviation units, harbor units and additional canvasses of the shoreline,” Corey mentioned. 

Then, at about 4:42 a.m., police situated the three victims — a 7-year-old boy, a four-year-old woman and a 3 1/2-month previous woman — unconscious and unresponsive on the water’s edge in Coney Island, off the Riegelmann Boardwalk close to West thirty fifth Street. The location is about 2 miles from the place officers encountered their mom in Brighton Beach earlier Monday morning.

“The officers immediately initiated life-saving measures, including CPR, and they were rushed to Coney Island Hospital, where regrettably, they were pronounced deceased,” Corey mentioned.

Chief of Department Kenneth Corey briefs the press in regards to the incident.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Based on a preliminary investigation, the chief of division mentioned, police didn’t know of any prior historical past of abuse or neglect related with the household. 

So far, Corey famous, the mom has not been communicative with detectives. She was dropped at the sixtieth Precinct stationhouse for additional questioning as police work to piece collectively precisely what transpired in this tragedy. 

The investigation stays ongoing, and Corey inspired anybody who might have information in regards to the case to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). 

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