Twin Toddlers Drown In Pool At In-Home Daycare

Tuesday, July 24th 2018, 10:36 am
By: News 9

A Tennessee family is mourning the loss of their twin toddlers who drowned at an in-home daycare. 

Elyssa and Elijah who would have turned two in August were staying with a babysitter. The babysitter told authorities that another child arrived at her home around 10 a.m. on Friday and she then noticed the twins weren't in the room.

According to deputies, she began looking for the twins and found them in the deep end of the home's swimming pool. They were rushed by ambulance to a local hospital where Elyssa was pronounced dead and Elijah was placed on life support, according to authorities. 

Two days later, on Sunday, Elijah also passed away, police said. 

The deaths are under investigation by local law enforcement. A GoFundMe page has been set up for the family. As of Tuesday it had raised more than $22,000 of its $30,000 goal.