Marilyn Edge is the name of the 42 year old suicidal mother who crashed a gray Honda Accord she was driving on Saturday in an effort to take her own life. Her two children, a girl aged 10 and a son aged 13, were found dead by police in a Hampton Inn & Suites hotel room in Santa Ana, Calif. following their mother's disclosure to police about them. But the latest news in the case comes from Talk Radio 790 KABC, which reported on Sept. 16 that after Edge was taken to the Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, she was treated for injuries, released to police, who have now charged her.
No weapon was found in the vehicle bearing Georgia license plates being driven by Edge at the time of the crash, and no weapon was found in the hotel room where Edge's children were discovered.
Police believe the death of the two children is a result of homicide, and notified the father on Sunday. The children's names have not been released. And an investigation into the cause of death continues.
September is Suicide Prevention Month, and police say that when the suspect in this case crashed her car into a Home Depot on Saturday, she refused to allow them to enter her vehicle in order to stop her from taking her own life after placing a rope of some kind around her neck.
A propane tank was also in the front of the car, likely as a means of blowing up the vehicle when she purposefully tried to crash it into an electrical box in the vicinity. Law enforcement officers had to break the glass windows on the vehicle in order to keep Edge from committing suicide, which they succeeded in doing.
If you think someone you know may be thinking about suicide this month, but are unsure how to approach them about this difficult topic, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number at 1-800-273-8255, or go online to talk to a counselor today.
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