Mother Charged With Murder In Death Of Two Girls Found In Montauk

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A Long Island mother was arrested for allegedly killing her twin 2-year-old daughters

WABC A Long Island mother was arrested for allegedly killing her twin 2-year-old daughters

Police say a woman is charged with murder in the deaths of her twin 2-year-old daughters, who were found in cardiac arrest inside a vehicle at a Long Island park.

Police had been searching for Campbell and the girls after receiving a 911 call from the woman's mother at 2:30 p.m over concerns about her 'suicidal' daughter.

Two-year-old Jasmine and Jaida Campbell died after being found in their auto seats inside their mother's vehicle at the entrance Montauk County Park hours after a panicked call from Tenia Campbell prompted a multiagency search Thursday afternoon, according to officials. The Suffolk County Police Department, assisted by the New York State Police, Suffolk County Park Rangers, Southampton Town Police and the East Hampton Town Police, conducted a county-wide search, and East Hampton Town police officers found Ms. Campbell at the entrance to Montauk County Park at Third House at approximately 4:05 p.m., according to county police.

The children were found in cardiac arrest and immediately transported to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

Campbell was arrested and charged with two counts of second-degree murder. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.

The officers found the toddlers unresponsive and in cardiac arrest inside the minivan and performed CPR on them to no avail, Hart said.

Both girls were pronounced dead at the hospital.

Tenia Campbell is accused of killing her twin daughters on Long Island on June 27, 2019.

'They were just your typical little girls - playful happy, ' Pike said, adding that 'there was never any type of drama at her house.

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She said police then began a three-way call with Campbell and her mother.

Of note, the father of Campbell's son took custody of the boy, Anderson said.

Her daughters were always "running around, smiling", Anderson said.

Anderson described Campbell as 'amazing'.

Authorities to date have offered no motive as to why the mother took her twin daughter's lives.

Twin 2-year-old girls were pronounced dead at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital on Thursday afternoon after they were found unconscious in their mother's auto in Montauk, following a search that spanned Suffolk County.

Campbell is scheduled to be arraigned on Friday in East Hampton Town Justice Court.

McQueen's written statement continues, "At one point she said she was going to find the ocean and walk into it and drown so she could be with my babies in Heaven".

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