In Massachusetts, a 32-year-old mother is expected to face homicide charges for the deaths of her two children and the injury of her infant son.
Timothy Cruz, Plymouth District Attorney, made the announcement on Wednesday. On Tuesday night, police and firefighters responded to a house in Duxbury after a male resident reported that a woman had jumped out of a window.
Upon arriving, Cruz said that the woman and her children were unconscious with obvious signs of trauma. It appears the children were strangled, he added.
Cruz issued an arrest warrant for Lindsay Clancy for two counts of homicide, three counts of strangulation, and three counts of assault and battery with a deadly weapon.
Massachusetts General Hospital, where Clancy worked as a labor and delivery nurse, expressed their shock and sadness in a statement.
Reverend Bill Ferguson of Pilgrim Church said that eight churches opened their doors to offer support to those in the community who have been affected by the tragedy.
The officers who had to walk into the particularly gruesome scene were also placed on administrative leave for the remainder of the week.