Posted: 8:05 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2013
By Rick Couri
Marilyn Edge tried to kill herself by slamming her car into a large electrical panel in a shopping mall parking lot.
She also had a propane tank in the front seat with her to help the process along.
When the attempt failed and police arrived on the scene she tried to strangle herself with an electrical cord.
When Santa Ana, California cops and medics finally got her out of the car she told them the chilling news. Her 13 year old son and 10 year old daughter were dead in a hotel near Disneyland.
Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna confirmed the tragedy saying "our officers entered the room and located the two deceased kids."
WSB-TV reports police don’t yet know the cause of death but they confirm there were no gunshot or stab wounds.
Relatives told authorities Edge’s husband had custody of the children but she had moved from Georgia to Arizona without him earlier this year.
Edge has been arrested and booked on suspicion of murder in the deaths.