A Washington woman was charged with two counts of murder after she told investigators she “lost track of the days and believed she had starved” her twin non-verbal autistic children to death, according to reports.
Sherrie Hill, 55, of Silverdale, Washington, was charged with murder after she reported her two children dead at a local hospital.
Medics responded to a mobile home park in the 5900 block of Mountain View Road in Central Kitsap after medics discovered two dead bodies inside a home there during a welfare check around 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 5.
“The mother of the victims walked into St. Michael's Medical Center in Silverdale earlier for an evaluation and reported to staff there that her children had died at her home,” according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office.
“Staff reported this to the authorities, and medics from the Poulsbo Fire Department responded to do a welfare check, ultimately finding the bodies.”
The 18-year-olds were identified as Connor Hill and Chelsea Hill, according to The Kitsap Sun.
Hill reportedly told investigators the twins slept in a shared bedroom, which was blocked by baby gates. Police said Hill admitted to neglecting them and couldn’t remember the last time she fed the twins. But, she denied intending to harm them, according to the Associated Press.
The Kitsap County Coroner’s Office said autopsies were completed Aug. 6 but the cause and manner of death are pending further investigation and return of toxicology tests.
Hill was booked into the Kitsap County Jail for two counts of second-degree murder. Her first court appearance will likely be this week at the Kitsap County Courthouse.