Toddler Siblings Die Hours After Being Put To Bed

July 11, 2017
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The deaths of 2- and 3-year-old siblings in the Bronx are currently being investigated by Police, although they say both children had histories of asthma and there were no obvious signs of trauma to their bodies.

Police say the toddlers’ 31-year-old mother and her boyfriend had put the siblings to bed in the same room of their Van Cortlandt Park South home around 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

The boyfriend woke up around 1 a.m. Monday and went to check on the kids and noticed they had breathing difficulty and called 911, according to police.

When Police arrived, they found 2-year-old Olivia Gee and her 3-year-old brother Micha Gee unconscious at the scene. Both children were taken to Montefiore Medical Center, where they were pronounced dead.

The medical examiner will conduct autopsies to determine the cause of death and it’s not clear if investigators believed their asthma histories contributed to their deaths.

The siblings lived in an apartment at Amalgamated Houses, which is a tight-knit co-op community, according to people who live there.

The building manager said that the children’s grandmother works for the co-op, and the family is devastated by their deaths. He described the kids as “angelic and happy,” and said that relatives are asking for privacy.

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