Arizona mother tried to blame someone else after children found dead in car seats, 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 tried to blame someone else for the death of her young son and daughter after their bodies were found “cold to the touch” in a vehicle, still strapped in their car seats, according to the court documents filed Wednesday.

Brittany Velasquez, 20, said she found her 2-year-old son and a 10-month-old daughter in a car outside her home in Superior on Monday. She reported the children were not breathing and had blood coming from their mouth.

“It is well known that children a number of hours in the car if there is condensation on the inside windows of the vehicle and the children were cold to the touch,” the court documents stated.

The children were pronounced dead at the scene, and Velasquez was charged with first-degree murder, according to the authorities.


While being questioned by investigators, Velasquez said she left the children with someone who was supposed to care for them. They reportedly tried to blame her children dead at her grandparents, who refused to know that a scheme for the care for the children, FOX10 Phoenix reported. They also said that the police she left the kids with a babysitter before going to work.

“[The unknown person] said they had no idea what was happening, and didn’t know what Brittany was talking about,” the document stated.

Vincent Velasquez, the wife of the brother, told FOX10 Phoenix: “What my grandparents could only see Brittany stay at their house. Really, that was all she could do for the children.”

Velasquez was the last person to see the children alive, and they had in the car around 9:30 p.m., Monday before you go to work, the officials said. She would be back to find of their body is almost 14 hours later. The children were found wearing the same clothes she wore that morning.

Autopsies carried out to determine the cause of death.

The police got recent conversations about Velasquez. An unidentified family member told police in January that Velasquez left the toddler and toddler family day. Two other reports were made to the Arizona Department of child Safety about the children.

Velasquez is being held on $2 million bond.

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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