POINCIANA, Fla. – One child died and another was hospitalized Sunday after they were found in a car with an unconscious woman outside a church in Poinciana, deputies said.
The woman and children, whose names and ages have not been released, were found in a car at Poinciana Pentecostal Church of God, according to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.
Investigators said the woman was wanted in connection with a domestic violence case in Orange County before she was found with the children. All three were taken to the hospital, where one of the children died, officials said.
The woman “seems to have ingested some type of chemical,” deputies said.
No other details have been released by authorities.
Many people reacted to the tragedy, including Nelson Martinez, who attends church nearby.
“I don’t know what to say because this neighborhood is always quiet,” he said.
Norma Vazquez, a pastor at a nearby church, said hearing the news made her sad.
“We are surely going to pray for the family,” Vazquez said.