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Mother found pushing DEAD toddler on swing.

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posted on May, 23 2015 @ 02:59 AM
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This is so fuc#ed up you couldn't invent it.
Even, as someone else commented, Stephen King could'nt have wrote this.

It must have been a haunting site for the first cops that approached her..
You aren't going to forget it in a long while.




posted on May, 23 2015 @ 05:12 AM
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The poor woman probably had her mind snap because her child died. This is just a sad sad story.



posted on May, 23 2015 @ 05:27 AM
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Lord help us. There's so much wrong in the world and with this story. Sometimes it is too much. The world is a beautiful and terrible place. I honestly have no idea which side this falls on, seemingly toward the terrible side, but who knows.



posted on May, 23 2015 @ 05:30 AM
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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?


SOURCE


It's called grief.

People express grief in many ways.



posted on May, 23 2015 @ 06:12 AM
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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....


I'm with you.
It's "sadness porn". My ex used to watch clips of people singing to their dead babies in hospitals and other disturbingly insane moments that should have been private (but made a lot of nickels for clicks) and cry. Why do people feel the need to watch and share this kind of stuff?
You're right...it's psychic warfare.
edit on 23-5-2015 by the owlbear because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 23 2015 @ 06:40 AM
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a reply to: Ultralight

There is a lesson to learn from this, never bet everything on others.

Ultimately, only one's own life is the most important. No matter what others tell you, "its best to live for others" or "the goal of life is to help others", its crap. You come to live for yourself. If you decide to put all your hope and strenght into your relatives/friends, you set a timer for your own auto destruction, especially if you are of sensitive nature. Most call that love? I dont think it is. All i see is hopelessness, someone that cannot bear his own existence and end up totally relying on others, in disguise of "love". Over attachment isnt love. Addiction isnt love. Someone that cannot accept death of others isnt sane to begin with.

Now this doesnt mean she is doomed for life, although its the most common reaction in today's world. Maybe this was her way of mourning and will help her going forward faster, or not.
edit on 23-5-2015 by _damon because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 23 2015 @ 06:47 AM
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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.



posted on May, 23 2015 @ 07:04 AM
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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.



It is sad that our society doesn't know yet how to deal with grief.

It's like grief is a forbidden subject, so when people express grief in many different ways, they are looked at as though they are mental degenerates. We need to let the woman grieve with sympathy from us.

What kind of society are we living in where grief is considered a mental weakness? Everyone grieves at some point their lives, but why does our society not allow a very human emotion that makes us human?

What a terrible society we have.



posted on May, 23 2015 @ 07:12 AM
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I'm guessing prescription anti depressants may have been involved



posted on May, 23 2015 @ 07:17 AM
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a reply to: mysterioustranger

That made my eyes wet and has put a lump in my throat...
. Some one who loved his wife so much and could not deal with it realistically, well in shock I suppose, and did what he could to comfort her! Wow. Very sad tale...... Very Sad indeed... Syx...



posted on May, 23 2015 @ 07:18 AM
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a reply to: Ultralight

This is very sad. Poor woman. Are there any updates here? haven't read all the replies yet.. Maybe I should...
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posted on May, 23 2015 @ 07:21 AM
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originally posted by: Danbones
I'm guessing prescription anti depressants may have been involved


You don't have to be on anti-depressants to shut down like that. Remember the five stages of grief?

1. Denial
2. Anger
3. Bargaining
4. Depression
5. Acceptance

This mother, being as how her son had likely passed a few hours prior, was obviously in denial. Even if a person isn't on anti-depressants, they can still just completely shut down.



posted on May, 23 2015 @ 08:59 AM
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a reply to: SyxPak

He just sat with me at the table talking about things in his life...ignoring his deceased wife lying in place on the floor until the Med Examiner got there..in total denial.

I stayed a few hours, went home, changed clothes and went back. The officers said he never broke character, cried, sobbed or any reaction to her passing.

...he just wanted nobody to wake her up...sad. The best thing I could start to finish....was to let him talk...and he did.

They were very elderly and had been together forever.



edit on 23-5-2015 by mysterioustranger because: typo



posted on May, 23 2015 @ 09:08 AM
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a reply to: mysterioustranger

Heartwarming and sad at the same time. You did great to let the guy just talk. I'm sure it helped Him in dealing with all that tragedy... You have a good Soul. Keep spreading the good... Syx...



posted on May, 23 2015 @ 09:40 AM
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Anytime a child passes away it's heart-rending, regardless of how it occurred. On the surface, it does appear that the little boy passed unexpectedly, his Mother couldn't accept it (after all, who really could?), and in her grief, took him somewhere he liked in the hopes it would somehow help him. I hope this is the situation, for his Mother's sake.

I have a 2 and half year old son, so the imagery of this story hits home, hard. If he was to pass unexpectedly, I can assure you that my wife and I would most likely both enter into a state of extreme denial, as our lives revolve around his. Nothing is as imperative as where his favorite stuffed animal is, or listening when he uses a word properly for the first time, or just watching the changes in him as he grows in understanding of the world around him.

When your child is suffering, all you care about in the world, is making that suffering stop, no matter how trivial the child's distress may seem to others.

My heart truly goes out to anyone that suffers the loss of a child.



posted on May, 23 2015 @ 11:35 AM
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a reply to: the owlbear

Thank you for your input. It is the time the mother stood swinging the child unnoticed that is the reason for the thread. So you don't get it,. I hope you never know such a tragedy.



posted on May, 23 2015 @ 11:36 AM
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a reply to: MysterX

Well said.

Blessings.



posted on May, 23 2015 @ 11:49 AM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape

I think we all connect in some way to the emotions of loss that is present in this story. Maybe we resonate with having lost a loved one, witnessed a tragic loss, or are now held within the grasps of ensuing death of a loved one or self. Maybe we all should have paid more attention in situations or in our daily activities.

I believe that is why the story was written,.



posted on May, 23 2015 @ 11:51 AM
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a reply to: SyxPak

I will keep checking back on this story and report any updates.

Blessings.



posted on May, 23 2015 @ 12:38 PM
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A lot of people in this thread
are assuming
She was grieving
And not just bat# crazy

We don't know when the child died
Did he die before or after, she started pushing him
For hours on end?

It could have been murder, for all we know.




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