Infant Twins Found Alive in Crib Days After Their Mom Dies in Apartment

baby handJust a week after an emaciated 4-year-old was found living off a bag of sugar in an apartment he shared with his dead mother's body, another case of horror is again coming out of New Jersey. This time, 3-month-old twin girls were just discovered dehydrated, yet responsive, in a second-floor apartment in Plainville with their mother's dead body.

Thirty-nine-year-old Alice Jackson was found dead in her bed when the police entered her home after her estranged husband informed them he hadn't seen or heard from her in several days, and had growing concerns.

The twins were found in their cribs wet and dehydrated, but are in stable condition at a local hospital -- their father, who lives in Baltimore, is with them

The scariest part about this sad story is that it's believed that Ms. Jackson died of natural causes (an autopsy report is pending). When we hear stories like this, we can't help but wonder what would happen to our children if we suddenly passed away in our sleep. How long would it be until someone discovered us? Who would take the kids? How would they survive without us?

Fortunately, for most of us, this is a nightmare we'll never have to live, but still, the thought is chilling. We can write wills and have god-parents and do all that stuff, but no matter how much we plan, the thought of leaving your little ones too soon is almost as terrifying as the thought of them leaving us too soon.

The twins are probably too young to form any sort of memory of this horrifying hardship, which, other than their relatively good condition, is a silver lining to this otherwise heartbreaking story.


Photo via Raphael Goetter/Flickr



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chips... chipsnhow

As a single mother this is one of my greatest fears. Thank God the babies are okay

nonmember avatar Meghan

I had post partum OCD after my youngest was born and this was my absolute biggest fear. I'm not a single mother but my boyfriend leaves for work before we get up and I was always terrified that I was going to die in my sleep and the kids would be alone all day. I hardly slept for a long period of time because it scared me so much, I pictured my oldest crying because mommy wouldn't get up, them getting into Something that would hurt them, the baby crying for food... It was horrible. I thought I was losing my mind! I'm so glad the babies were found and will be ok. Such a horrible thing to happen :(

Karla C. Mulrenan

</3 I hate sad stories. I'm glad those babies are with their dad. 

Bmat Bmat

I never even considered this. Now I shall. Poor babies, and the older child too.

nonmember avatar Lydia

Why is this man still free!!! He clearly murdered her, in a manner most brutal, and here your defending this beast! Have we sunk so low that we defend beasts and hate ourselves???

Mary Breitrick

you have to wonder if all of this is fake cuz this doesnt make no sense at all with txting theses days..

Darlene Fennell Yorkies

No friends checked up on her, Work, parents???  I know I have friends that if they don't hear from me in 24-36 hours, they call, and if no answer will come check on me.  Someone with 2 litttle baby girls that young, should have friends that come and see them.  Just My Opinion

Andrea Lynn Mayton

Several days can go by in which I don't speak with or contact in anyway anyone other than my children and husband. So if it weren't for being married, this is completely something that could happen to me. Just in case there is anyone else besides the 2 people above who think since they are extremely social and connected, that MUST mean everyone else is too.
Both stories are extremely sad & just heartbreaking. So glad to know the kids are ok.

loups... loupsgarou333

@Lydia:  What are you talking about?  Who clearly murdered her?

eetfbf eetfbf

Thank God the babies were find in time before somethging serious would have happen to them. I'm sorry for their Mom.

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