The father of infant twins has been charged with homicide after the pair was discovered dead inside a auto in the Bronx Friday afternoon, New York City police said. According to ABC 7, he allegedly told authorities that he had driven to work at the VA Medical Center that morning, parked his vehicle around 8:00 a.m., and left, completely forgetting the two infants were inside in the back seat.
He told police that he dropped one of his children, a three-year-old, at home and then drove to work and forgot the twins were in their rear-facing vehicle seats when he parked, the local station reported. Upon arrival officers found a 1-year-old feminine and a 1-year-old male unconscious and unresponsive seated within the rear of a Honda sedan.
The 39-year-old is yet to be charged.
Law enforcement sources told The New York Post that the babies were found "not breathing" with "their mouths covered in foam".
The father, who has not been identified by police, told authorities that he discovered the pair at around 4 p.m. The 1-year-old boy and girl were pronounced dead at the scene.
The cause of their deaths hasn't yet been determined. Police said he was starting to drive off when he noticed his young children in the back seat.
Their dad, 39, hasn't been named but he has been taken into custody for questioning.