Dehydrated Twins Found In Home With Dead Mother

PLAINFIELD, N.J. (April 5, 2013)--Authorities in northern New Jersey were awaiting autopsy results Friday to determine the cause of the death of a woman whose body was found with her 3-month-old twins, who were dehydrated, but responsive.

Officers responded Wednesday to a call from a relative concerned that he hadn't heard from Alice Jackson, 39, in days.

Jackson was found dead on her bed in her Plainfield apartment.

Police she appeared to have died of natural causes and believe she had been dead for days when she was found.

Her children remained hospitalized Friday in stable condition.

The discovery came a week after police in nearby Union discovered a malnourished toddler chain-locked inside an apartment with his dead mother.

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