Long Island woman accused of killing twin daughters
NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - An autopsy was expected on 2-year-old twin sisters who were killed by their mother on Long Island, according to Suffolk County officials.
Police arrested Tenia Campbell, 24, of Medford, at the Montauk County Park Third House Nature Center in East Hampton around 4:05 p.m. on Thursday.
Suffolk County Police said a woman called 911 at approximately 2:30 p.m. and told the operator her daughter, Tenia Campbell, was threatening to kill herself and her twin daughters.
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 massive search for Campbell.
When East Hampton Town Police officers found Campbell they took her into custody and attempted life-saving efforts on the girls who were in cardiac arrest in their car seats..
The children, Jasmine and Jaida Campbell, were taken by Montauk Ambulance to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital but it was too late.
The Suffolk County Medical Examiner was expected to conduct autopsies.
"The girls had no outward signs of trauma," said Suffolk County Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart.
Campbell was transported to East Hampton Town Police Headquarters and charged by Suffolk County Homicide Squad detectives with two counts of second degree murder.
She was expected to be arraigned on Friday. It was unclear if she had a lawyer.