Police: 3 bodies found after mother drives car, twin daughters into Michigan river

Emma Keith
Family members notified police that a woman drove her vehicle with two children inside into the Kalamazoo River in Michigan.
Police remove a black sedan from the Kalamazoo River near Verburg Park, on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, after finding the bodies of a mother and child inside the submerged vehicle, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The car went into the river the night before.

DETROIT – Police in Michigan have found two dead after a mother reportedly drove her car — with her 9-year-old twin girls inside — into a river.

Family members notified the police that the 44-year-old mother had driven her vehicle along with her two children into the Kalamazoo River on Monday evening, according to the Kalamazoo (Michigan) Department of Public Safety.

While public safety officers were immediately able to find the car and the bodies of two of the victims near Kalamazoo's Verburg Park, police and divers from Michigan State Police worked through Monday night to recover the car and the third body. 

Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Karianne Thomas said that police found the second child's body about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Police know the incident was intentional, but Thomas said motive is currently unknown. 

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The department is not releasing the victims' names pending notification of relatives.  

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This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Police: 3 bodies found after mother drives car, twin daughters into Michigan river