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originally posted by: Ultralight
I am just not sure how to wrap my mind around this story...
(Reuters) - A Maryland mother was found early on Friday pushing her dead 3-year-old boy on a park swing, authorities said.
Deputies responded to a call around 7 a.m. to check on a woman who witnesses said had been pushing a child for hours on a swing at Wills Memorial Park in La Plata, about 35 miles (55 km) south of Washington, D.C., said Charles County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Diane Richardson.
One witness told deputies she found it strange that the woman had been pushing the child for an unusually long period of time, possibly since the day before, Richardson said.
When the officers arrived they found the 24-year-old woman still pushing the child in the swing, and they realized immediately that the boy was dead, Richardson said.
The child had no signs of obvious trauma, she said, and had been dead for at least several hours.
The office of the chief medical examiner in Baltimore will perform an autopsy on the boy.
The mother, who was not identified, was transported to a nearby hospital for medical tests, police said.
The investigation is still ongoing.
I feel incredibly saddened by this story and it unsettles me. She pushed her dead son in a swing for over 24 hours and then the police were called that something was amiss? No one noticed previously, went up to the mother to converse?
Have we really become so very disconnected as people that we can overlook something like this?
originally posted by: kosmicjack
Upon hearing this, my first thought is - Why do we need to know this?
My God. Is this "news" now?
Some mind-breaking, soul-sucking ultra-personal tragedy that has no bearing on anything beyond those immediately involved or impacted?
Screw the media. God bless this sweet baby.
No offense intended to the OP. But, just damn, these kinds of headlines are crippling us. Psychic warfare....
originally posted by: MysterX
a reply to: Ultralight
Terribly sad story.
Can't begin to imagine the trauma that poor Woman was going through...sounds like total shock and denial.
Simply couldn't come to terms with the reality that the most precious thing in her life was dead...it makes me physically shudder when i think of one of my own kids like that...terrible.
Hope she gets plenty of help and support, she'll need it.
originally posted by: Danbones
I'm guessing prescription anti depressants may have been involved