What to Know
- A Long Island mother has been arrested for allegedly killing her two young twin daughters, police said.
- Police found the woman in her car at Theodore Roosevelt County Park in Montauk, along with the two daughters
- The two young sisters were rushed to Stony Brook University Hospital, where they died
A Long Island mother has been arrested for allegedly killing her two young twin daughters, police said.
Suffolk County Police said they responded to a call around 2:30 p.m. from someone claiming her daughter was threatening to kill herself and her two 2-year-old twin daughters.
After an extensive county-wide search, police tracked down the woman's minivan at the entrance of Montauk County Park just after 4 p.m. The officers there found Tenia Campbell inside the car along with her twin daughters, who were suffering from cardiac arrest, according to police.
Campbell was taken into custody while first responders worked to revive the young girls. The sisters, Jasmine and Jaida Campbell, were rushed to Stony Brook University Hospital Southampton where they later died, police said. Officials have not yet ruled on the cause of death for the girls.
The 24-year-old Campbell, of Medford, was arrested and charged with two counts of murder in the second degree. She will be held overnight before she is scheduled to be arraigned on Friday.
Information regarding an attorney for Campbell was not immediately available.
Neighbors of the woman in Medford say there was a third child in the home, but they saw the boy get picked up by his father Thursday morning, they said.
Police say Suffolk Homicide Squad detectives were investigating.