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Arizona mother arrested after toddler, baby found dead in a car seat, police say

Brittany Velasquez, 20, was arrested after her two children were found dead in a car, police said.

(Pinal County Sheriff’s Office)

An Arizona mother was arrested Tuesday after her toddler and baby were found dead in a car, still strapped in their seats, the officials said.

Brittany Velasquez, 21, was arrested and booked in jail on suspicion of murder, FOX10 Phoenix reported.

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Navideh Forghani said the police found the bodies of two children — a 2-year-old boy and a 10-month-old girl — in a car parked outside a house in Superior, 60 miles east of Phoenix.

Velasquez was arrested after evidence at the place suggested foul play. Some family members were also inside the home when the children were found dead, but further information about the circumstances were not present.

Autopsies will be conducted to determine the children’s cause of death.

Superior is a town of about 2,900 people.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam

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