3 children found dead at home in East Los Angeles, Mother would questioned

Three children were found dead Monday under suspicious circumstances at a home in East Los Angeles.

The deputies responded around 12:45 p.m. according to a report of two breathless children in a house in the 600 block of Ferris Avenue. In a bedroom, the parliamentarians found three children who were not breathing and began to provide assistance, Sheriff Lt. Charles Calderaro.

Despite the efforts of parliamentarians and paramedics, the children, two boys and a girl, all under the age of 3, were pronounced dead at the scene, Calderaro said. It was not immediately clear how they died, he said.

There are no “obvious signs” of trauma, Calderaro said, adding that the county coroner’s office will make an official determination of the cause of death.
The 28-year-old mother of the children was in the house when the deputies arrived. She was arrested after being questioned as a person of interest on Monday, Calderaro said.

He said there was another person in the house when the MPs arrived, possibly a relative of the children, and authorities believe that was the person he called.

The lieutenant said the District Office of Children and Family Services did not appear to have any involvement with the children, although he cautioned that the information was preliminary.

The humble beige one-story house was cordoned off with yellow crime scene tape as detectives and other sheriff’s staff came and went. There were the decorations of a seemingly happy home: a large trampoline in the front yard, two brightly colored birdcages on the porch, a sign congratulating this year’s Garfield High School graduate upon the entrance.

The discovery comes three months after three young children were found dead in an apartment in Reseda. In this case, the mother of the brothers was finally arrested.

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