2 toddler siblings die in Rocky Mount after being discovered unresponsive in a parked automobile, Mom and her boyfriend in custody ::

— Rocky Mount police are investigating the deaths of two infant siblings as a homicide.

Officers responded to an EMS call in reference to two unresponsive children around 9:20 am Saturday.

Police said they found a 3-month-old baby and his 1-year-old sister unresponsive in a parked vehicle.

Both of the siblings were pronounced dead at the hospital.

In an update on Saturday night, Rocky Mount police arrested and charged the mother and her boyfriend for the death of both children.

21-year-old Zharia Noel and 21-year-old Ahmene Butler were charged with two counts of Involuntary Manslaughter due to negligence and two counts of Felony Child Abuse due to the children sustaining bodily injuries.

Noel and Butler each received a $100,000 unsecured bond.

Rocky Mount police and its homicide unit are investigating. More charges may be pending, awaiting reports from the North Carolina Medical Examiner’s office.

The Rocky Mount Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division and the Department of Social Services are also actively investigating the deaths.

Rocky Mount police are asking anyone with information related to this incident to please contact Rocky Mount police at 252-972-1411, Twin County Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111, or Text-ATip (Text RMPOL) and your message to CRIMES ( 274637), or message us directly using the MyRMT mobile app.

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