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West Melbourne mother arrested in deaths of newborn infants

Rachael Lynn Thomas (West Melbourne Police Department)

A 30-year-old woman was arrested in connection to the deaths of her two infants, West Melbourne police said.

Rachael Lynn Thomas is facing two counts child neglect and one count of tampering with evidence, according to police. Officers were called to the scene on Laurel Oak Street Sunday, just after noon. Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators are working with the Medical Examiner's Office to find out the cause and manner of death.

Police say they believe the babies were newborns.

Thomas is being held at the Brevard County Jail on $30,000 bond. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.


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