Woman found pushing dead 3-year-old son on park swing

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CHARLES COUNTY, Md. — A mother in Maryland was found pushing her dead 3-year-old child in a swing at a park.

Officers told WUSA9 that the 24-year-old mother was pushing the dead child for an “unusually long period of time” at a park in Charles County on Friday.

Officers were called to the park and said they noticed right away that the child was dead, according to the TV station. The mother and her son may have been at the park since the day before.

Officials said there were no signs of trauma. A cause of death has not been released, but an autopsy is planned to be conducted on the child, according to officials.

Authorities said the mother was taken to the hospital for a medical evaluation. The investigation is ongoing.

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