The 32-year-old mother of three at the center of the tragedy in Duxbury will be charged with the murder of two of her children, Plymouth DA Timothy Cruz said at the 3:30 p.m. press conference at the Duxbury Police headquarters.
Cruz said that the investigation into the tragic event Tuesday night remains “active and ongoing” and because of that, information released at this time is somewhat limited.
Lindsay Clancy, the mother, is currently being hospitalized and will be arraigned on charges of homicide after she is released, Cruz said.
The incident that occurred Tuesday evening was so shocking and horrific that the first responding officers had been taken off duty to process the event, according to the Herald’s report Tuesday night.
“These incidents can be difficult for anyone, even the most well-trained and prepared responders, and we urge anyone who is struggling to reach out to any of the available resources,” the State Police Association of Massachusetts, the union representing troopers, wrote on their Instagram page a little before 1 p.m. Wednesday.
“Critical incidents can be a major stressor and it’s okay to ask for help,” they added.
Cruz provided the shocking first details at a Tuesday night press conference near the home.
In his telling, a man had arrived home from work and called 911 at 6:11 p.m. Tuesday to report that the woman of the home had attempted suicide. When local police arrived at the scene, they found the woman unconscious after apparently jumping from a window in the home.
Elsewhere, responders found a 5-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy “unconscious, with obvious signs of trauma,” Cruz said. They were transported to a hospital and pronounced dead.
An 8-month-old infant boy was also unconscious and flown to a Boston hospital, where he made it through the night, the DA’s office confirmed Wednesday morning.
“Thank you to all the agencies who supported us during the last 12 hours,” the Duxbury FD tweeted at 7:39 a.m. Wednesday. “We used resources from six towns to help us in our response to this tragedy. Please keep the family and all the first responders in your prayers.”
The adult woman, identified by Cruz as Clancy, is a nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital, a spokesman confirmed. She is still being treated there.
“We are shocked and saddened to learn of this unthinkable tragedy,” the hospital released as a statement provided by Michael Morrison, the senior director of external communications. “We extend our deepest sympathies to all those affected by these devastating events.”
Cruz said Tuesday night that the investigation into this “unimaginable, senseless tragedy” is ongoing and active.
“These are terrible events and this will be a slow and steady process,” Cruz added.