NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There was new information about the tragic deaths of two boys in the Bronx last year.
The NYPD said both children were victims of the murder. But as CBS 2’s Nick Caloway reported on Thursday, what led to their deaths remains a mystery.
Two boys were found dead on November 9 following an apartment building on College Avenue near East 171st Street. in the Claremont part of the county.
They were discovered by the building director.
Police said the boys were identical twins born, and they were found naked, wrapped in paper bags.
“The mother of these two children is pregnant. All babies are full term. So someone has to know something, ”said Lt. Williams O’Toole, the commanding officer of the Bronx Murder Squad.
Medical examiners said the cause of both deaths was traumatic brain injury.
The murder detectives told Caloway that one of the newborn babies was found in the back alley of the house. The other was found in the back alley. There are surveillance cameras in the building, but they do not show who dumped the bodies.
After five months of a thorough investigation, no witnesses were released.
The police are asking the public for help. CrimeStoppers increased the reward for information to $ 10,000.
“It breaks my heart. It was painful, ”said neighbor Dorean Miranda.
Months later, the neighbors are still devastated by the tragedy.
“How could someone do that to the kids?” Debra Lee said.
“It must be a mother or a father,” added Jessica Ramos.
Ramos’s apartment faces the back alley.
“I did see the alley, but I couldn’t see anything. It was a horrible moment, ”she said.
In front of the building, two small, blue teddy bears remained as a tribute to the little lives taken away too soon.
CBS2’s Nick Caloway contributed to this report