A woman is facing murder charges after her two children were found dead in the parking garage of a police station in Indiana Monday evening, police said.
Police issued an Amber Alert for Liliana Hernandez, 7, and Rene Pasztor, 6, of Fort Wayne Monday morning, identifying their mother, Amber Pasztor, as a suspect.
Later that afternoon, police said Pasztor, 29, approached an officer leaving the Elkhart Police Department at 5:25 p.m. and said her children were dead in the back of the car, which matched the one identified in the Amber Alert.
She was arrested at the scene, police said.
Authorities believe Amber Pasztor had been traveling with 65-year-old Frank Macomber, who is reportedly her neighbor. A body, believed to be Macomber’s, was later found in a wooded area near Fort Wayne, according to WSBT-TV.
Pasztor did not have custody of the children, according to police. Pasztor’s father, Ricky Green, has legal custody. Green alleged that his daughter has battled a drug addiction and he’s had custody for a little over a year.
According to police, Pasztor is being head at the Elkhart Correctional Facility without bond.
An autopsy for the children will be conducted Tuesday, police said.
A GoFundMe campaign has been started to raise money for the children’s funerals.
“These innocent babies lives were taken too soon, wrote Brittany Lovett, who started the page on behalf of the family. “Liliana and Rene loved life. They loved living with their grandparents. They left behind a little brother, grandmas and grandpas, aunts and uncles, cousins, and friends”