Superior, Arizona is an old mining town in the desert that was recently brought into the national spotlight when two children were found deceased in their mother’s car outside of their grandmother’s house. The cause of death of the two children, a 10-month-old girl named Brooklyn and a 2-year-old-boy called Christopher, is not currently being released. However, the County Sheriff who is assisting with the investigation said he is not aware of any gunshots or stab wounds to the children.
Police have arrested the children’s mother, 20-year-old Brittany Velasquez, following an investigation that has lead police to believe foul play was involved in their deaths. Velasquez is being held on a $2 million bond, and will appear before a judge on April 30. According to police, this isn’t the first time Velasquez has ended up in trouble over how she cared for her children.
Superior’s Interim Police Chief Christian Ensley reports that they had previously called Child Protective Services to report the children’s condition back in January, but that no action was taken. When confronted, CPS admitted that they had twice before received calls but had found no proof of abuse or neglect, and were unable to take action.
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