The Air Force servicewoman found dead alongside her toddler sons inside their New York home on Saturday morning was sworn in as an American citizen by Barack Obama at the White House seven years ago, it’s been revealed.
New York police are investigating a triple homicide after the mother, named locally as 38-year-old Alla Ausheva, and her two children were found dead at their burning Staten Island home – just hours after her husband almost tried to take his life.
Reports claimed the children, aged two and three, were drowned. They were found face down on the bed, Pix11 reported.
It was not revealed how the female appeared to have died but it has been reported she had severe injuries to her head and face.
Alla Ausheva was sworn in as an American citizen by Barack Obama at the White House seven years ago. She has been named locally as the mother found dead alongside her toddler sons inside their New York home on Saturday morning
Videos posted online show Alla singing. She is believed to be a member of the US Air Force based in Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn
Russia born Alla is believed to be a member of the US Air Force based in Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn. Footage shows her at a Military Naturalization Ceremony in 2012.
Speaking that year Alla said: ‘It was awesome. I met the president. He’s just awesome. I’m so happy.
She told The New York Post: ‘I always wanted to live here. This is really a country where you can pursue your dream and do what you want to do.’
Ausheva is understood to have joined the National Guard just three months after moving to America when her husband won the green card lottery.
She said her husband was surprised when she signed up for the New York Army National Guard, adding: ‘At first, he was surprised. Then, when I told him I would do it anyway because it was my dream, he was very supportive.’
In 2012 Obama told the new citizens, including Alla: ‘All of you did something profound: You chose to serve. You put on the uniform of a country that was not yet fully your own.’
The mother and her two children were found dead at their Staten Island home on Saturday
Her husband was discovered about to jump off the Verrazzano Bridge at 7.45am this morning
Her husband of the same age and profession was discovered three hours earlier on the Brooklyn side of Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge.
An onlooker called emergency services when they spotted the man – believed to be the children’s father – walking on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway at 7.45am.
He was taken to hospital for a medical evaluation.
Then two miles away from where he was found aimlessly wandering, a colleague of the unidentified deceased woman arrived at her property on Pallisade Street in Arrochar and noticed a small fire on the second story of the brick house.
The door of the home, just off the dead end block of Lilly Pond Avenue, was wide open around 10.30am and the home was filled with smoke according to the witness.
Police arrived before firefighters responded to the 911 call and then extinguished the flames.
A man named Shane Walker is listed as living at the property with Alla. One neighbor told Staten Island Live of him: ‘I haven’t seen him in a very long time. He was somewhere and recently came back.’
DailyMail.com contacted the NYPD for comment. They confirmed they are yet to release a formal identification on the deceased or the man found on the bridge.
Reports claimed the two-and-three-year-olds were drowned and woman had severe injuries to her head and face
Police said they responded before firefighters got to the scene to extinguish a small fire
Law enforcement said they are not looking for any suspects and currently have one in custody.
The police chief said they had responded to one incident at the home prior to the murder case.
A medical examiner is determining the cause of death for each victim.
No arrests or charges have been made but the husband was in custody Saturday.
The US military has joined the investigation and personnel were at the scene.
The husband was taken to hospital for a medical evaluation and is now in police custody after he was spotted walking on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway
The US military has joined the investigation and personnel were at the scene
The parents were both US Air Force members based in Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn, New York