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Mother found pushing dead 3-year-old in swing at park

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Posted at 11:22 PM, May 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-23 06:16:48-04

La Plata, Maryland – A 24-year-old woman has been taken to the hospital for a mental evaluation after she was seen pushing a dead child in a swing at a park on Friday.

According to WUSA9, the woman was the mother of the 3-year-old child and they believe she may have been pushing the child all night.

Police were on the scene a little before 7 a.m. and found the child was dead.

They say the toddler showed no signs of trauma and the child has been taken in for an autopsy.