WOODLAND HILLS—The Los Angeles Police Department’s Topanga and Child Abuse Division arrested a mother and are investigating the death of three children found at a Woodland Hills home on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8.
According to the LAPD, officers responded to a call of an assault with a deadly weapon at a home in the 22500 Block of Victory Boulevard, shortly around 7:40 a.m. Responding officers found three children – two 8-year-old boys and one 12-year-old girl – unresponsive inside the home.
The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics pronounced all three children dead at the scene. Paramedics confirmed that the children had been dead for several hours before their arrival.
A fourth child, a teenage boy, first discovered his siblings bodies. He was unharmed and fled to a neighbors house for help, Fox 11 reported.
Neighbors say that they heard a lot of yelling from the house late Saturday night and saw the mother lighting a candle and reading a bible in a neighbors yard.
Neighbor Pricila Canales, who lives two houses away, said she heard the mother yelling “My family is abusing me!” at around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday night, The Los Angeles Times reported.
“They brought her out on a stretcher and she would just pop up out of no where yelling “where’s my bible?,” Canales said.
The mother of the children was detained and is currently being questioned in connection with the deaths, LAPD officials stated.
Authorities are not looking at any other suspects at this time, LAPD spokesperson Sergeant Boris Borihanh said in a press statement. The exact cause of death has not been disclosed to the public as the LAPD continue their investigation.