Toddler Found Dead in a Swing Pushed by Mother For Hours, After She Retained Custody of Son Several Weeks Earlier

Mother and Father have three year old Son together. Mother and Father separate.

Father files for sole custody of Son, alleging that Mother’s behavior had grown erratic in recent weeks.

The Maryland family court was not persuaded, however, and left Son in Mother’s custody.

Several weeks later, Mother was discovered in a park, pushing Son in a swing for hours on end. Son was dead.

An autopsy on Son did not reveal any traumatic injuries, and a cause of death was not established.

Toxicology reports are still pending.

Mother has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

There is presently no evidence of any criminal behavior and no charges are being filed.