Authorities believe mom threw kids off Boston parking garage, then jumped: D.A.
Suffolk County
Erin Pascal

via WREG:

BOSTON (WREG) -- A 40-year-old mother and two young children found on a sidewalk in Boston on Christmas Day “very likely” died in a double murder-suicide, Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins said Thursday.

The three were found unconscious outside the Renaissance Park Garage near Northeastern University just before 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and pronounced dead at a hospital.

They were identified as Erin Pascal, from West Roxbury, and her children Allison, 4, and Andrew, 1, according to Rollins.

Authorities believe Erin Pascal threw the children off a parking garage before jumping to her death.

Authorities are searching the family’s vehicle, cellphone and any surveillance camera footage for more information on the case.

The death is the third suicide at this same parking garage in the past seven months. In May, a graduating Boston College student killed himself at the garage, and another suicide occurred there December 9, Rollins said.

How to get help: In the US, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. The International Association for Suicide Prevention and Befrienders Worldwide also can provide contact information for crisis centers around the world.

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