One-year-old twins are found dead and ‘foaming at the mouth’ in the backseat of their social worker father’s car after he accidentally left them in the hot vehicle for EIGHT HOURS as temperatures soared up to 86 degrees
- One-year-old twins Mariza and Phoenix Rodriguez were found dead in the backseat of their father’s car in The Bronx on Friday evening
- The father – who has not been publicly identified – left the babies in the vehicle for eight hours while he went to work
- He only realized the twins were inside the car when he returned at the end of the workday
- He has since been arrested, but no charges have yet been laid
- Temperatures in New York City on Friday reached tops of 86F
One-year-old twins have been found dead in the backseat of their father’s car, after he allegedly left them inside the hot vehicle for eight hours.
The father, a New York City social worker who has not been identified, is reported to have parked his Honda Accord in The Bronx at 8am on Friday, before going off to work at a nearby Veterans Association hospital.
He returned to his vehicle at 4pm and began driving off, before realizing that his twins were on the backseat.
The babies – Mariza and Phoenix Rodriguez – were dead and ‘foaming at the mouth’, according to The New York Post.
The paper reports that the father began screaming upon discovering his deceased babies – prompting a bystander to call 911.
The man has been arrested, but no charges have been laid as of 7pm Friday.
One-year-old twins were found dead in the back of their father’s car in The Bronx on Friday afternoon, after he reportedly left them inside the hot vehicle for eight hours
Police quickly descended upon the tragic scene, and the father of the twins was arrested and taken into custody
Temperatures in New York City reached 86 degrees Fahrenheit on Friday.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the inside of a car can reach up to 172 degrees if outside temperatures range from 80 to 100 degrees.
On Friday evening, shocked bystanders gathered at the scene, as police cordoned off the area and launched an investigation.
One onlooker told Pix 11: ‘How can you leave the children behind and forget? As a father, you’re supposed to take care of your family, take care of your responsibilities.’
The NYPD quickly cordoned off the area in The Bronx and launched an investigation
Police covered the silver Honda Accord with a white sheet and scaffolding as they conducted their investigation
Shocked onlookers are seen watching police on Friday. Temperatures in the area soared to 86F in the early afternoon
Police were first alerted after a bystander who noticed the father screaming and called 911