New York police found the bodies of the three children on the Riegelmann Boardwalk. The first suspect is the mother, found “barefoot, soaked and in a daze” by officers about two and a half miles away from the corpses.
Three childrentwo males and one female, were found lifeless on a beach from Coney Island, New York, in the United States. The oldest, Zachary, is seven years old. The little girl, Liliana, has four. The youngest, Oliver, only three months. The Big Apple police identified them in the early hours of yesterday, at the end of a crazy night of searching.
At 1.40 am, a 911 call from a family member raises concerns to authorities that the children’s mother might harm them. So the search is triggered: the agents go before her to the woman’s house, in Neptune Avenue in Brooklyn, but do not find her. Here, however, they meet their father, who advises the agents to look on the seafront of Riegelmann Boardwalk.
After an hour and a half of searching, around 3.30 in the morning, the agents track down the mother of the children, Erin Merdy, “soggy, barefoot and in a daze” on the Brighton 6th Street. This is what Kenneth Corey, New York Police Chief, told local media.CopyAMP code.
The patrol continues. At 4.42 in the morning, about an hour and a half after the first phone call, the policemen found the bodies of the children on the beach at the height of the 35th street (just over four kilometers away from Brighton 6th Street). They immediately try to carry out rescue maneuvers, but without success: the three children will be declared dead at Coney Island Hospital.
Erin Merdy, so far the only suspect, was questioned by the police yesterday. Based on what emerged, it seems that in the past the woman had suffered from some psychiatric disorders. What is also confirmed by the same relatives of the suspect. At the moment, however, the woman is not in a state of psychiatric treatment. In addition, the police “have no news regarding any previous cases of abuse or abandonment of drowned children,” Corey said at a press conference.