3 Young Children Found Dead, Mom Arrested

Police say she has confessed to Monday night murders in Phoenix
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 21, 2020 4:54 PM CST
Police Say Mom Confessed to Killing Her 3 Children
Rachel Henry   (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

Police were called to a Phoenix home Monday night and found an awful scene: a 3-year-old boy and two girls, ages 2 and 7 months, dead in the living room. Their mother, 22-year-old Rachel Henry, was arrested, and on Tuesday police said she admitted to killing all three, AZCentral reports. She and the children's father, as well as another adult relative, were all home at the time, and police say the murders took place in the home, but there were no obvious signs of trauma and it's not yet clear how they died.

Henry, who had moved to Arizona from Oklahoma over the summer, faces three counts of first-degree murder, the Phoenix Police Department says in a Facebook post. A PPD sergeant says the children lived at the home with their parents and two other adults, KOLD reports. "This is one of the most difficult calls that officers and fire respond to, ones dealing with young ones who have lost their lives," the sergeant adds. (More Arizona stories.)

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