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New Jersey Woman Accused of Murder After Allegedly Drowning Her 1- and 3-Year-Old Children

New Jersey Woman Charged with Murder for Drowning Her Two Children: Cops
Source: Ocean County Corrections; MEGA

Naomi Elkins is accused of drowning her two young children, who were pronounced dead at the scene.

Jun. 29 2024, Published 3:01 p.m. ET

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A New Jersey woman has been charged with murder after allegedly drowning her two children, authorities announced.

Naomi Elkins, 27, was charged with two counts of murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced.

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According to the prosecutor's office, the Lakewood Township Police Department responded to a residence on Shenandoah Drive at around 4:50 p.m. on June 25, following a report of two children in cardiac arrest.

Officers arrived to find Hatzolah Medical Services attempting lifesaving measures on both children, ages one and three.

Their efforts were unsuccessful, and both children were pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation by Lakewood Police, Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit revealed that the 1-year-old victim was stabbed before both children were drowned.

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Elkins was taken into custody and transported to Ocean County Jail.

TMX contributed to this report.


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