RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Twin infant boys have been found dead in northeast Richland County and deputies are investigating.
Richland County deputies say they were called to Wilson Boulevard, which is outside the Sunshine House Early Learning Academy, just after 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to our CBS affiliate WLTX. The report said two infants were unresponsive.
The Richland County Coroner says the identical twin boys may have been left in a car for 9 1/2 hours before EMS was called, but it’s unclear if the death was accidental or a criminal act.
Coroner Naida Rutherford gave an update at a news conference, where she identified the children who died as Bryson and Brayden McDaniel, who were 20 months old, WLTX reported. “We have two very distraught parents,” Rutherford said.
The children were found inside a vehicle. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.
Deputies said at this time, it’s unclear if there is any involvement by the staff of Sunshine House. Officers add this is an ongoing investigation and further details will be released as they become available.