Medical examiner: 3 children found dead in Coney Island drowned in triple homicide
Three children who were found dead in Coney Island were drowned in a triple homicide, according to New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner.
Police say a family member called 911 at 1 a.m. Monday worried about the safety of the kids. After an intense manhunt, they found the mother on the beach barefoot and soaking wet with no children in sight.
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The kids were found unresponsive on the shoreline of the beach two miles away from where they found the mother.
The three children have been identified as 7-year-old Zachary Merdy, 4-year-old Liliana Merdy and 3-month-old Oliver Bondarev.
Police took the mother of the kids in for questioning and then to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.
No one has been charged yet.