Maryland police were called to a park on Friday morning to find what could have been a terrifying scene from a horror film. A woman was there, pushing her dead 3-year-old son in one of the swings. She may have been at the playground for hours, or possibly since the previous day. Her identity has not been released to the public.
Deputies from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office arrived at Wills Memorial Park at around 7 a.m. on Friday after witnesses noticed the woman had been pushing the toddler in the swing for an abnormally long amount of time. According to AP, officers removed the boy from the swing to perform first aid, but it was clear the child was already deceased. Diane Richardson, a spokeswoman with the sheriff’s office, said they are investigating what the 24-year-old woman was doing the few days leading up to the incident.
The cause of the child’s death has yet to be determined. While there were no visible signs of trauma on the body, foul play has not been ruled out. The woman was taken to a local hospital for a medical evaluation. Police are also trying to locate the child’s father.
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