Los Angeles mother arrested after 3 young kids found dead at home
06/30/2021 11:33 am PDT
EAST LOS ANGELES (TCD) --
A 28-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of murder after deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department found three children dead at her home.
The Sheriff's Department released an alert Monday that homicide investigators responded to a report of a suspicious death at a residence on the 600 block of Ferris Avenue at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Monday, June 28.
Three juvenile victims were pronounced dead at the scene.
The Los Angeles Times reports the victims were two boys and a girl. Deputies reportedly first responded to a call about two children who were not breathing, but when they arrived they found three kids who were not breathing.
The children's mother, Sandra Chico, was taken into custody as a person of interest on Monday. On Tuesday, she was arrested, the Los Angeles Times reports.
There was reportedly another person in the residence when deputies arrived, and law enforcement officials believe that person telephoned for help.
The three victims were identified by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner as Mia Rodriguez, 4; Mason Rodriguez, 3; and Milan Rodriguez, 1 month. Autopsies were pending.
Sheriff's Homicide Lt. Charles Calderaro told the Los Angeles Times there were no obvious signs of trauma on the children.
The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department said it did not appear there were any reports of child abuse or neglect associated with Sandra Chico or the home where the children were found, the Times reports.
Sandra Chico's sister Elizabeth Chico told the Times Sandra reportedly exhibited signs of postpartum depression after giving birth to Milan. She said Sandra's children were "her world."
Sandra Chico was being held on $2 million bail at the Central Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood. Her charges were not immediately announced. Chico was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.
- Mother of 3 children found dead in East L.A. is arrested on suspicion of murder - Los Angeles Times
- Mother arrested in the deaths of her 3 young children in East L.A. - KTLA-TV
- LASD Homicide Responding to a Suspicious Death Investigation, 600 block of Ferris Ave, East Los Angeles - Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office
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