Infant twins died inside a car in the Bronx, New York Friday after the children’s father forgot they were in there, according to police.
The children, 11-month-old boy, and girl twins were found around 4:00 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Kingsbridge Terrace and Kingsbridge Road in Kingsbridge.
When being questioned by police, the 39-year-old father of the twins told them he drove to work at the VA Medical Center around 8:00 a.m. He then parked the car, and forgot the children were in their rear-facing car seats, police said.
The father said he went back into his car in the afternoon and began driving home, according to police. He drove for two blocks before discovering his children in the backseat “foaming at the mouth” and called 911.
Police said the father pulled over and screamed for help.
BREAKING: 2 infants have been found dead after being left in a hot car in the Bronx. NYPD sources say the children’s father apparently forgot them in the back seat Friday morning and went to work for over 8 hours. https://t.co/NCO5Y9X9fa #CBSNewYork pic.twitter.com/EXJvS6JwIy
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The father, a social worker, was taken into custody for questioning, but so far no charges have been filed.
An investigation of the incident is ongoing.
NYPD spokesperson said, “This is a horrific situation. It is early in the investigative process; we will release more information as it becomes available.”