2 children found dead in Miramar home, foul play suspected

MIRAMAR, Fla. (WSVN) — Miramar Police are investigating after two small children children were found dead in a Miramar home, Wednesday.

Around 5:30 p.m., fire rescue responded to a call about a heart attack at a home on the 6100 block of Southwest 38th Street. Upon arrival at the house, according to police, two children were found dead inside an efficiency behind the home.

Investigators said the deceased were a 3-year-old girl and a 7-month-old boy. “CPR was performed on both the infant and toddler until fire rescue arrived. When fire rescue arrived, they pronounced the two children dead,” said Tania Rues of the Miramar Police Department.

 

Toys could be seen in front of the home and yellow tape surrounded the house around 6 p.m. Police and fire rescuers could also be seen going in and out of the home.

Police said one parent and another relative were on the scene when they arrived. “When our officers arrived at the scene, there were two adults standing outside on the street and they directed the officers to an apartment at the back of the house,” Rues said. “The investigation is still ongoing, but what I can tell you is that we do suspect foul play in this incident.”

As of 10 p.m. Wednesday, the bodies of the children were still inside the home as police conducted their investigation.

The discovery of the two children shocked those who live in the area. “It shocked me,” said Blossom Gabbidon. “We don’t hear no sound, we don’t hear nobody quarreling or nothing.”

Others want justice for the children. “I just hope that they find out exactly what’s going on and if someone did this, something needs to happen to them,” said neighbor April Allen.

A neighbor, Marcus, said that the woman he believes was the children’s mother knocked on his door. “She asked me to call the police, and I was like, ‘Do you need me to call them to the house or what?'” Marcus said. “She didn’t say anything. She was just like in shock at that point.”

Police have not released any names and have not said if anyone has been detained.

7News spoke to the landlord of the house, and she said, to her knowledge, she was only renting to a young woman and her infant and doesn’t have any knowledge of the toddler. She also said the tenant seemed to be a nice woman and only lived at the home for a few months and couldn’t imagine anything like this ever happening.

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