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Police Question Mother on Death of 1-Year-Old Girl; Baby’s Twin in Critical Condition

171-15 Asbury Ave. (Google Maps)

Oct. 4, 2018 By Tara Law

The police are questioning a woman whose one-year-old girl was found dead in their Flushing home Wednesday. The baby’s twin brother is in critical condition.

Emergency responders received a 911 call found them unconscious in their  home yesterday. 

The twins’ mother was taken into custody for questioning, police said.

Police responded to a 911 call about an “aided child” at 171-15 Ashby Ave. around 9:51 p.m. last night. 

Inside, the officers found the little girl, Elaina Torabai, and her twin brother unconscious and with severe body trauma. The police did not say what kind of injuries the babies had received.

Emergency responders rushed Torabai to Flushing Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Her brother was brought to Cohen Children’s Medical Center, where he is in critical condition.

The babies’ 30-year-old mother was taken into custody, although her name has not yet been released.

Three other girls, ages 2, 4 and 5 were reportedly also found inside the house and were taken into protective custody.

The medical examiner will determine the cause of Torabai’s death. The police investigation is ongoing.

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