Mother of Four Arrested in Suffocation Deaths

Thursday, police arrested 27-year-old Angelica Alvarez in connection with the deaths of her four children.

On Tuesday night, the bodies of Jennifer and Gonzalo Lopez... And, Daniel and Jessica Valdez were found at their home on Elkhart's Hester Street.

Jerry Hamilton can’t believe he won't see the kids running around next door this summer.

“I was kind of weird just a while back thinking about watching those kids grow up next to me.. the two youngest ones she was pregnant with them when they were born,” says Jerry Hamilton.

The four children, ages two to eight, were found dead in their home on Tuesday.

Since that time a memorial outside the house has grown.

Thursday after two days of searching for evidence police made an announcement.

After intense investigation leading to the arrest in this multiple homicide.. arrested is the mother of four children,” says Detective Steven Mock from Elkhart Police Department.

27 year old Angelica Alvarez is being held at the hospital until she's booked into the Elkhart jail. She will be held on a preliminary murder charge.

Police won't say why the mother is in the hospital.

They still won't release any details on how the children died of asphyxiation.

“My wife and I didn't sleep very much or ate just sickening to the stomach to think they are gone. They are such good kids had so much going for them,” reflected Hamilton.


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