Maryland mother found in park pushing dead son in swing

Maryland mother found in park pushing dead son in swing
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LA PLATA, MD – A Maryland mother was found pushing her dead three-year-old child in a swing at a park Friday morning, according to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office.

Officers responded to Wills Memorial Park located at 500 St. Mary’s Avenue around 6:55 a.m. for the report of a woman who had been pushing a child in a swing for an unusually long period of time.

The 24-year-old mother and her son may have been at the park since the day before, officials said. When officers got to the park, they found the woman pushing the three-year-old in a swing at the playground. Officers noticed right away that the boy was dead.

There were no signs of trauma, officials said. …

The mother remains in the hospital for a medical evaluation, officials said Saturday.

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