Worcester, MS (WCVB ) — Twin boys were found early Wednesday morning alone near some railroad tracks in Worcester, police said.
According to Worcester police, the boys are approximately 9 months old. They were found near the tracks in the Kansas Street area around 12:15 a.m. by two railroad employees who called 911.
“I just think it’s sad to have babies just left alone,” said neighbor Georgeanna Broadard. “She could have asked anybody around here, (gone to) anybody’s house, (and) I’m sure they would have helped her.”
Paramedics took the children to an area hospital to be evaluated. Police said the boys appeared to be unharmed.
Carl Wooden, who said he knows the boys’ mother, told WCVB he was with the family Tuesday night watching fireworks. He said they separated about an hour before the children were found.
“I’m in shock still. I’m, like, walking around in circles just totally in awe,” Wooden said.
“I just left the police station for questioning and stuff like that,” he added. “It’s traumatizing, to me, that something like this could even happen.”
Police said the Department of Children and Families are also involved in the investigation. The DCF has identified the children and took them into custody.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Worcester Police Detective Bureau at 508-799-8651.
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