Twin babies drowned in Tulare on Thursday morning, according to the Tulare Police Department. Investigators said the babies’ mother, 37-year old Heather Langdon, is to blame. Langdon has been arrested for the double homicide of her 10-month old boys. Police said they do not yet have a motive for the alleged killings.
Police said it all happened at the Virginia Motor Lodge Motel near Bardsley Avenue and K Street.
Surveillance video from the motel shows Langdon and her twin baby boys getting dropped off at the motel on Wednesday night by Tulare Police officers. Police said Langdon had been staying at a local women’s shelter, but she allegedly caused a disturbance there and police were called. Tulare Police said they brought her and her babies to the motel. Motel owner Jay Bhakta said Langdon checked in around 9pm.
“She don’t have nowhere to go, so they just help one night, and they willing to pay, but I just say, that room, I donate. I don’t need the money,” said Bhakta. The motel owner said he didn’t suspect anything wrong with the mother of two. “She seemed alright, you know, like she be alright.”
Sgt. Jon Hamlin said Langdon, who is originally from Lindsay, drowned her twin babies in the bathtub. Bhakta said a next door neighbor was flagged down by Langdon around 7:45am to call 911.
He said, “Officers were dispatched to the location. They arrived on scene and immediately started rendering CPR.”
Hamlin said the boys died at the hospital, and Langdon was immediately questioned about the deaths. Bhakta and his wife said they have never experienced anything like this at their motel.
“I feel so bad because it’s happened, and the babies got a last night in my place, you know,” ended Bhakta.
Police say Langdon does not have a criminal history in the City of Tulare. They’re looking into the possibility of postpartum depression, and whether drugs or alcohol played a role in this case.