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A young mother was found pushing her young deceased son on a swing, police in Maryland said.
The 24-year-old woman was seen pushing her son on a park swing for a long time.
In a press release, the police explained that they were called after the mother was seen in the park with her 3-year-old son for many hours.
She is believed to have been in the park overnight with the child.
The mother, who was not identified, was found pushing her dead son on the swing at the La Plata park on Friday morning. The child had no visible signs of trauma, police said.
When they arrived at the park shortly before 7:00 a.m., they realized that the child was dead and his mother was still pushing him back and forth on the swing.
The woman was taken to a hospital for a mental health evaluation, while the boy’s body was taken to the coroner’s office for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.