WEST MELBOURNE, Fla. — Two infants died under "suspicious circumstances" at a West Melbourne home, police say, and a 30-year-old woman has been arrested in connection to the case.
- Police: 2 infants dead in West Melbourne
- Deaths being called under 'suspicious circumstances'
- Rachael Lynn Thomas arrested in connection to case
Patrol officers were called out to the home on the 100 block of Laurel Oak Street just after noon Sunday. After they got there, detectives were called in, West Melbourne Police said.
"There are suspicious circumstances involved," the department said in a news release.
The mother of the two infants, Rachael Lynn Thomas, 30, has been charged with two counts of child neglect and one count of tampering with evidence, detectives said Monday afternoon.
Neighbors said the two children were seen alive just two days ago, and the family who lived there — including a mother and daughter — were quiet neighbors.
Bryan Stimus has lived in the area for 13 years.
"It's sad. I wish I would’ve known. I could’ve done something," he said Monday.
Investigators are working with the Medical Examiner's Office to determine the manner and cause of death.
No other information has been released.