TULARE, Calif. (AP) — Police arrested a mother on suspicion of drowning her twin 10-month-old sons whose bodied were found Thursday in a motel in central California.
Heather Langdon was taken into custody a day after police officers helped arrange for her and her children to spend the night in the motel after she was told she could no longer remain at a women’s shelter in Tulare because she was causing a disturbance.
Tulare police Sgt. Jon Hamlin said officers had no previous contact with the 37-year-old Langdon and would have called for mental health assistance if they believed she was a danger to herself or the children.
He said the officers didn’t want to leave without finding shelter for them on the cold, rainy night, so they found a nonprofit agency willing to pay for the motel room.