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Police Find Toddlers Drowned on Riverbank

By AP/KWMU

St. Louis – Emergency responders found two toddlers dead Monday, submerged in mud along a Mississippi riverbank.

St. Louis Police Chief Joe Mokwa says police received a call around 3:20 Monday afternoon. He says responders found two children dead on the riverbank in the mud, one face down and one face up.

Mokwa said the children were a 1-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl.

They were found in North Riverfront Park, south of the Chain of Rocks Bridge.

Their father's car was near a boat ramp, used to drop small crafts into the water.

The father was picked up by police near a relative's house in St. Louis County, about two miles from the scene, and hospitalized for observation.

Mokwa said police were investigating the incident as a homicide but have no motive.

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