Two toddlers were found dead Thursday on the 6300 block of Ditman Street in the Tacony section of Philadelphia. Police tell NBC10 the young victims were 1-1/2-year-old twins, a boy and a girl.
This is being investigated as a possible double homicide. Police sources tell NBC10 that one of the victims was drowned and the other strangled.
The children's mother, 41-year-old Stacey Smalls, attempted to commit suicide by slitting her own wrists, police said. She's currently hospitalized at Frankford and being questioned by investigators.
A 4-year-old girl was transported to St. Christopher's Hospital.
"We have a 4-year-old child who was given some kind of substance to drink or swallow. She's at the hospital being evaluated right now," said Lt. Raymond Evers, Philadelphia Police.
That young girl is listed in stable condition as of Thursday night.
According to neighbors, the father came home and found his son, Adam, and daughter, Eve, dead in an upstairs bedroom and called 911.
Police are still investigating the motive, but tell NBC10 Smalls left four letters inside the home explaining a possible motive.
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