Florida authorities found two 5-year-old twin boys dead Friday at a home in Sanford, Seminole County, after a girl took her own life by jumping off a bridge. in a lake, Florida officials said.
Seminole County Sheriff Dennis M. Lemma said they were investigating the deaths Friday morning as a possible double homicide followed by a suicide.
Lemma said authorities were notified around 8:45 a.m. local time when a driver saw a woman stop in a car at the rest area of the State Highway 417 bridge and get out of the car with the passenger window. Oviedo.
The woman was identified as Catorreia Hutto, 31 years old.
After the tragedy, the police found a body floating in the lake. Two fishermen in the area, one of which is a member of the Seminole County Fire Department, helped recover the body.
The investigation led authorities to a home in Sanford, where the bodies of a girl and boy named Ahmed and Ava Jackson were found. The causes of their deaths will be determined by the medical examiner’s office.
A weapon was found in the bedroom, but the children did not appear to have been shot or beaten.
“If the (agents) had not checked the vital signs (of the children), they would not have known that they were dead,” explained Lemma.
According to investigators, Hutto’s mother was in the Orlando, Florida, area last week for medical reasons and was driving to Perry, Florida, when she received a call from her son’s phone around 10:00 p.m. in the evening on Thursday.
The woman noticed the call later but did not answer because she thought it was accidentally made by one of the children, Lemma explained.
The sheriff revealed that Hutto’s mother told authorities that her daughter suffered from depression, but no one thought she had homicidal or suicidal tendencies.
The police who entered the house revealed that there was not much food or furniture in the house and suggested that the family might be going through a difficult financial situation.
Lemma said that the house where the children were found was built in recent years through an agreement with Habitat for Humanity, and that Hutto worked in the office for a temporary service.
He added that the children have special needs and have not been attending class since October 13.
According to Lemma, authorities believe the children’s father lives in the south of the state.