A four-year-old girl and her five-year-old sister were pronounced dead at the Bustamante Hospital for Children in St Andrew early Saturday, shortly after they were taken there with blood and mucus coming from their mouths and noses.
It is reported that the mother of the infant girls left them in the care of their 15-year-old brother to conduct some errands in Ocho Rios, St. Ann. She was awakened by her son during the night that something was wrong with his sisters.
Police sources said detectives from the St Andrew Central Police Division are trying to piece together the circumstances under which the children died as doctors try to determine the cause of death.
The police, in confirming the incident, said the two children were unresponsive and blue when they were brought to the hospital by a relative about 10 o’clock.
The relative who brought the children to the Bustamante Hospital is being interviewed by detectives. However, the police have also stated that the two infant girls’ teenage brother is not a suspect in the mysterious death of the girls at the moment.
According to a police spokesperson: “The detectives have an idea as to what happened based on what the doctors told them, but a post-mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death.”