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Mother Arrested for Slaying 2 Kids in OC

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Update from Santa Ana PD on 9-15-13 Police Arrested 42-year-old Marilyn Edge, of Scottsdale on two counts of Homicide.  Police say she killed her 13-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter.  The children's cause of death has not been released.   Edge allegedly killed the kids at the Hampton Inn & Suites on Saturday, then tried to commit suicide.

Original story on 9-14-13:

When officers arrived at the Hampton Inn & Suites, they had no idea they would find something so awful.  Officers were sent to do a welfare check on two kids, instead they found the children's bodies at the hotel near John Wayne Airport.

"It appears that it is a homicide," said Cpl. Bertagna, spokesperson with Santa Ana Police. 

"It's disturbing because it's really quiet here all the time. always quiet. sad to hear that," said Jerry Nagel, a frequent hotel guest at the Quality Suites, directly across the street from the Hampton Inn.

The investigation started when a 42-year-old woman slammed a sedan, with an out of state plate, into an electrical box behind a home depot in Costa Mesa, just a few miles from the hotel.

"It was a high speed collision, it's their belief she was trying to commit suicide.  She would not get out of the vehicle they had to break a window and remove her," said Cpl. Bertagna.  The woman was taken to Hoag Hospital, but she made statements that led police to the hotel and the tragic scene.

"The assumption is, it's their mother but I have not confirmed that and that won't happen until after the corner does," said Cpl. Bertagna.

Charges are pending but police say the woman is a suspect.  "There appears to be a homicide here, there appears to be a link between her and this location and if it is in fact her then she will be booked for the homicide," said Cpl. Bertagna.

Investigators are waiting for the Coroner to confirm the children's cause of the death, ages and identities so they can confirm their relationship to the suicidal woman and move forward with charges.

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