A child died after drinking bleach in a Florida church parking lot on Mother’s Day, and another man and a woman were hospitalized, according to officials.
The incident happened shortly after midnight in Poinciana – and a representative for the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that the woman “seems to have ingested some sort of chemical.”
Investigators told Fox 35 that they were trying to determine whether the children had also consumed bleach.
According to public representatives, one of the children may have been strangled by the woman. Officials have not said how the three were related.
Officials said the incident began when the Orange County Sheriff’s Office issued a Be on the Lookout (Speak) alert for a woman suspected of having a battery.
The suspect’s phone was tracked and the deputy was taken to the 4900 block of Old Pleasant Hill Road in the Poinsiana area of Osciola County, where officers found the woman and two children inside a car parked near the Poinsiana Pentecostal Church of God early on Sunday. Found unconscious
All three people were taken to the district hospital, where a child died. The deceased child is yet to be traced.
“The investigation is ongoing and is an isolated incident, and poses no threat or danger to the public, the sheriff’s office said.