Mother and her 2 children found dead in Md. car

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WUSA9) -- Hagerstown City Police said they found a mother and her two children dead in a car at Western Heights Middle School Monday afternoon.

Police said they were called to 1300 Marshall St. at 4:30 p.m. for the report of unresponsive people in a vehicle. Authorities said an officer said there were no signs of life. Police do not know how the three died.

Authorities said staff members found a small, silver Sedan parked in the main lot of the school. Both of the children were under the age of five.

The police chief from Hagerstown, Mark Holtzman said, " It absolutely could be suspicious. We are not looking for a suspect at this point. We're still trying to determine the exact cause of death for all three."

The school year had already ended and no other children were present. Police say they have not found any connection between the family and the school.

But the car was parked at a place sure to be noticed.

"It was not an abandoned parking lot. There were administrators today. There were other cars in the parking lot. So yes, eventually this woman would have been found," said Holtzman.

A hearse left the school just before 9pm. Monday. Police say the family is from the tri-state area.

The name's have not yet been released.


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