https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2018/10/04/queens-baby-girl-dead-twin-brother-hurt/A 1-year-old girl is dead and her twin brother is critically hurt after police say they were found with severe body trauma inside a Queens apartment.
The children’s 30-year-old mother is in police custody. So far, no charges have been filed.
Police said they were called to a home shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday.
Sources told CBS2 the woman lived in the basement unit with five children, all under the age of 10. She was the only adult home at the time and was the one who called 911, sources said.
Police said officers found the little girl, identified as 1-year-old Elaina Torabi, unconscious and unresponsive and rushed her to Flushing Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Her brother was taken to Cohen Children’s Medical Center in critical condition.
The Administration for Children’s Services removed three other girls, ages 2, 4, and 5, from the home, unharmed. Sources told CBS2 there was no ACS history at the house.
Neighbor Judanna Cavallo told CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis the children’s mother “was completely distraught and falling down to her knees on the pavement.”
She described the woman as “beautiful, vivacious, outgoing, friendly.”
“With five children, I told her if at any time she ever needed anyone to turn to, day or night – even if it’s the middle of the night – that I’d always be here for her,” she added.
Cavallo said she tried to console the older children.
The medical examiner’s office will determine the girl’s cause of death as the investigation continues.