Police: Mom arrested, admits to killing 3 young children in Phoenix

Police are investigating after a 3-year-old boy, 2-year-old girl and 7-month old girl all died in a home in Phoenix Monday evening. (KPNX)

PHOENIX (KPNX) — Phoenix police said Tuesday morning the mother of the three children found dead in their Phoenix home on Monday has admitted to killing them and has been arrested.

Police said a 3-year-old boy, a 2-year-old girl and a 7-month-old girl died near 24th Street and Southern Avenue Monday evening.

Firefighters responded to what was initially a drowning call and attempted lifesaving efforts, but the children all died at the scene.

The parents and another adult relative were all in the home at the time, police said.

Police have not yet said how the children died.

Police said initially there were no obvious signs of trauma, but investigators were interviewing the mom and dad to find out how the children died.

A family member told officers the children were sick earlier Monday night, according to police.

The fire crews that responded to the scene were sent home for the rest of the night because of the traumatic nature of the situation.

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