Woman found pushing dead son, 3, in swing at Md. park

LA PLATA, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Maryland mother was found pushing her dead three-year-old child in a swing at a park Friday morning, according to the Charles County Sheriff's Office.

Officers responded to Wills Memorial Park located at 500 St. Mary's Avenue around 6:55 a.m. for the report of a woman who had been pushing a child in a swing for an unusually long period of time.

The 24-year-old mother and her son may have been at the park since the day before, officials said. When officers got to the park, they found the woman pushing the three-year-old in a swing at the playground. Officers noticed right away that the boy was dead.

There were no signs of trauma, officials said. The child was taken to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore where an autopsy will be done in order to determine the cause of death.

The mother remains in the hospital for a medical evaluation, officials said Saturday. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call Det. C. Shankster at (301) 609-6513.

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