Ontario Police continue their investigation into the death of two children in the 500 block of East Tam o’Shanter Street. The mother has been identified as the lone suspect in the homicides.
Ontario Police were called to the 500 block of East Tam o’Shanter Street yesterday just after 4:00 PM for “unknown trouble” and discovered two deceased children in the garage of the residence. The father, who was not home at the time of the incident, called police when he discovered his two children deceased, and his wife unresponsive.
Initial responding officers provided immediate medical aid but were unsuccessful in reviving the children. The mother was transported to a local hospital for treatment due to an apparent attempted suicide.
Investigators worked throughout the night and have discovered strong evidence leading them to believe the mother of the children is responsible for their deaths. Among the evidence is a suicide note left at the scene.
A motive has not yet been determined, but there is information indicating the mother was dealing with depression prior to the incident.
The official cause of death of each child will not be known until an autopsy has been completed by the San Bernardino County Coroner.
At this time, the mother of the children has not been able to provide a statement to police due to her current medical condition. Her name will be withheld until further notice.
This is an on-going investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact the Ontario Police Department at 909-986-6711 or Detective Jeff Wright at 909-408-1878.
Information can also be reported anonymously by calling WE-TIP at 800-78-CRIME or on-line at www.wetip.com.