Community comes together to grieve two children strangled to death by their mother

Residents of Duxbury, Massachusetts gathered together for a candlelight vigil on Thursday night to honor the memory of two young children who tragically lost their lives. The vigil, held at Holy Family Church, was attended by a standing-room-only crowd, and came a day after Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz announced that an arrest warrant had been issued for Lindsay Clancy, the 32-year-old mother of the three children.

Clancy is currently hospitalized in police custody, and is facing charges of homicide, strangulation, and assault and battery with a deadly weapon.

According to police, Clancy’s husband reported an attempted suicide involving her trying to jump from a window at their home on Summer Street on Tuesday evening. When officers arrived, they found two children, a 5-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy, both unconscious and with obvious signs of trauma. The children were taken to a hospital, but unfortunately, they were later pronounced dead.

The Duxbury community is now rallying around the first responders who were on the scene of the tragedy. Police Chief Michael Carbone said that all officers and firefighters who were on duty Tuesday were given Wednesday off and are being cared for by their Critical Incident Stress Management team.

The community is also supporting one another during this difficult time, with resident Nancy McCarthy saying, “Everybody needs to come together and this is a community that supports everyone.”