May 23, 2015
A Maryland woman was found pushing her dead 3-year-old son on a swing Friday, The Associated Press reports.
Police were called to a park in La Plata, Maryland where the mother was found with her child, who police say was clearly dead after trying to remove him from the swing.
The boy had no signs of trauma, and there were no immediate indicators of foul play. Authorities said the 24-year-old woman could have been in the park as early as the day before she was discovered.
The woman was reportedly able to answer some questions, and now authorities are trying to assess what happened leading up to the incident.
The cause of death as well as the identity of the mother and boy are still unknown. The mother was taken to a hospital for a medical evaluation.