Twins found dead in hot vehicle in Bronx after father forgot them

Twins found dead in hot vehicle in Bronx after father forgot them

Twins found dead in hot vehicle in Bronx after father forgot them

Police say infant twins have died after apparently being left in a vehicle for hours in NY while their father put in a day at work.

The pair was left in the auto at 130 West Kingsbridge Road for just short of eight hours, as Rodriguez worked his job as a social worker for the nearby Veterans Administration hospital, sources said.

The infants, recognized by police as Mariza and Phoenix Rodriguez of Rockland County, New York, have been then apparently caught within the automobile for hours.

Police are investigating the case as an accidental hot vehicle death.

A spokesperson for the New York City Police Department tells PEOPLE that the tragedy unfolded in the Bronx just after 4 p.m.

A source told WPIX that the 37-year-old man went to work at the Veterans Affairs hospital nearby.

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Their dad, 39, hasn't been named but he has been taken into custody for questioning. "EMS responded and pronounced them each deceased on the scene".

Twin infants were found dead in the back of a Bronx vehicle on Friday, police said. He drove for two blocks before discovering the children in the back seat "foaming at the mouth" and called 911.

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