Police in southeast Wisconsin are investigating after the bodies of two young children were found inside a Kenosha home early Saturday morning.
In addition to the children, officials say a female adult was also found in the home on the 5000-block of 33rd Avenue around 3:15 a.m. Saturday and transported to a local hospital. Her condition has not been released.
The father of the two children made the initial discovery. Javier Arellano talked with ABC7 Eyewitness News about the moment he knew his 1-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter were dead.
“I grabbed them, they weren’t breathing, they were so cold,” he said through a translator.
Sitting nearby was their mother, he says, who was covered in blood.
“I remember asking her what she had done,” Arellano said. “She said she didn’t know. She said I was now free.”
Arellano said he knew the woman found, who he identified as his girlfriend, suffered from depression and often felt alone, but never did he imagine he would wake up in the middle of the night to find his children dead.
“I thought they were sleeping,” he said. “I started yelling, ‘Not my kids!'”
Kenosha police tell Eyewitness News the woman was bleeding from her arms and rushed to the hospital. They have not said if she is charged with a crime.
In a statement, police said, “We are in the preliminary stages of the investigation; however, we are confident that there is no threat to the public.”
Police have not said how the children died.