THIS NEWS MAKING ROUNDS ONLINE IS TROUBLING: Woman Found Pushing Dead 3-Year-Old Son in Swing// A woman was found pushing her dead 3-year-old son in a park swing Friday, and authorities say she may have been there for hours, or even since the day before. There were no obvious signs of foul play »
The AP dispatch continues with tragic details:
Sheriff’s deputies went to the park in La Plata, Maryland, about 7 a.m. after being called to check on the welfare of the woman and child, Richardson said. The officers went to remove the boy from the swing and give him first aid, but “it was instantaneously clear the child was dead,” she said. There were no signs of trauma to his body.
Deputies cut the chain on the swing’s seat and removed the body, which was taken to the Officer of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore. A spokesman for the medical examiner said he couldn’t provide any information.
The situation seems harrowing.. troubling.. mentally exhausting and even depressing.
There is a deep hope that no crime was committed here.. but at the same time, the extent of the mother’s either mother illness or inability to comprehend reality is also in play.
Innocent until proven guilty.. but I’d figure a thorough medical exam is taking place to ensure mental capacities are in check.