Twin babies with skull fractures lead to Ohio abuse investigation

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A child abuse investigation is underway in Trumbull County after doctors found serious injuries on twin baby girls.

Investigators in both Warren and Newton Falls are trying to get to the bottom of how the 7-month-old twins received serious head injuries.

“It’s very disturbing. I mean, this is an innocent baby and, in this case, two babies, that are involved and needless to say, they can’t tell us what happened,” said Newton Falls Police Chief Gene Fixler.

The investigation began on June 12 when Newton Falls police responded to a home on Warren Road to look into a possible case of child abuse.

The very next day, the babies’ mother called 911 from a home on Vine Avenue in Warren.

My 7-month-old daughter — she’s 6 months, about to be 7 months — I went to wake her up to feed her, and she was slowly breathing, like, really slowly breathing, and she was purple.”

That twin was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital by ambulance. The other child was checked out, too.

That’s where doctors discovered both had skull fractures caused by blunt force trauma.

“From what we’re hearing from Akron Children’s, it appears to be an ongoing thing and like I said, working with them, we’re still waiting for the full medical report to determine how long it’s been going on and the extent of the injuries,” said Warren Police Det. Nick Carney.

Police are still trying to figure out where the alleged abuse took place.

Trumbull County Children Services Executive Director Tim Schaffner said the children are now safe.

“It’s very disturbing when defenseless young children are seriously injured.”

No one has been arrested or charged in the case.

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