Tenia Campbell, 24, has been charged with two counts of Murder 2nd Degree.
Suffolk County Police arrested a Medford woman for killing her twin daughters in Montauk on Thursday, June 27, 2019.
A woman called 911 at approximately 2:30 p.m. and told the operator her daughter, Tenia Campbell, was threatening to kill herself and her 2-year-old twin daughters. Suffolk County Police Department, assisted by the New York State Police, Suffolk County Park Rangers, Southampton Town Police and the East Hampton Town Police conducted a massive county wide search for her.
East Hampton Town Police officers located Campbell at the entrance of the Montauk County Park Third House Nature Center, located at 1929 Montauk Highway, at approximately 4:05 p.m. The officers took Campbell into custody and attempted life-saving efforts on her two children. The children, Jasmine and Jaida Campbell, were taken by Montauk Ambulance to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital where they were pronounced dead.
The Suffolk County Medical Examiner will perform autopsies.
Campbell, 24, Medford, was transported to East Hampton Town Police Headquarters and charged by Suffolk County Homicide Squad detectives with two counts of Murder 2nd Degree. She will be held overnight at the East Hampton Town Police Headquarters and arraigned at East Hampton Town Justice Court on June 28.
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