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Brett.
Mar 17th, 2006, 01:43 AM
Kids spent up to two days with dead mum

Distressed twin toddlers and their newborn brother spent up to two days alone with their dead mother before their cries for help were answered, police say.

The three-year-old girls and their five-week-old brother were found with body of their 37-year-old mother in their Perth home on Wednesday after a neighbour heard their calls.

"They had some distress because they were calling out that they couldn't wake their mummy up," Detective Senior Sergeant Trevor Evans said.

Police believe the mother died in the house a day or two before the neighbour alerted authorities.

"Between 24 and 48 hours but that is an assumption," Snr Sgt Evans said.

"My understanding is that the five-week-old had dehydration ... the other two hadn't eaten properly, they had eaten something because they been through things in the house."

The baby boy remains in Princess Margaret Hospital in a stable condition, a hospital spokeswoman said.

"The twins have been discharged but the baby remains in the neonatal unit," she said.

Police said a post-mortem examination failed to determine the cause of the mother's death.

Officers are now awaiting toxicology results due on Monday.

Cage
Mar 17th, 2006, 01:44 AM
Aww thats really sad!