Spain: 3 children found dead

August 15, 2011 5:33:32 AM PDT
A Spanish official says three boys aged 3, 9 and 14 have been found dead at a home for disabled kids and a woman who worked there has been taken into custody.

Cecilio Vadillo, a representative of the Interior Ministry in the northern Castilla-Leon region, said the children were found Monday morning after police were summoned to the home in the town of Boecillo.

He said police found the three special-needs children and a 55-year-old woman who worked at the home with cuts to the head and wrist that could be consistent with a suicide attempt.

Vadillo said she is in custody at a hospital but has not been arrested, and the cause of the children's death is under investigation. The newspaper El Pais quoted investigators as saying they were suffocated.

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