A South Florida mother has been arrested and charged in the deaths of her two daughters whose bodies were found in a Broward canal last month.
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Police say they have charged 36 year old Tinessa Hogan, with two counts of first-degree murder and she’s currently being held at the Broward County Jail.
Police say Hogan was offering to baptize people in the canal the day before her daughters were found floating in the water.
The bodies of 9 year-old Destiny 7 year-old and Daysha Hogan, were discovered just hours apart on June 22 in the canal in a Lauderhill residential neighborhood.
Investigators identified the girls’ mother as a possible person of interest shortly after the incident.
While Hogan had been taken into custody in June, she was not charged criminally until this week. Police say Hogan was hospitalized since June because she was acting erratically.
Police did not say if the mother may have been suffering a mental break and was attempting to baptize the girls when they drowned, but they have charged her with double murder.
Neighbor Cheryl Robinson, 34, described Hogan as having a cult-like personality. Other neighbors said they frequently saw Hogan in and around the canal offering to baptize their children.
Anyone with more information about Tinessa, Daysha and Destiny Hogan is asked to contact the Lauderhill Police Department at 954-497-4700 or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.