Twin 9-month-old babies were found abandoned near railroad tracks early Wednesday morning in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Police said they received a call around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday for a welfare check at a Cambridge Street address. Railroad employees said they found twin male babies by themselves in the area of the railroad tracks near Kansas Street. The employees called 911 and paramedics responded and took the children to the hospital.
The babies appeared to be unharmed, according to police.
"I just think it's sad," said neighbor Georgeanna Broadard. "They're babies."
"It's a total shock to me," said Carl Wooden.
Wooden said he was with the boys and their mother Tuesday, but left at 11 p.m.
"I wish I didn't, now, knowing the circumstances," Wooden said. "She must have passed out or something, and woke up, and — cause she's not from the area — woke up and didn't know where she was. But — she knew that she had the kids. I just — I don't get it."
Worcester police and the state Department of Children and Families are investigating the case. The children have been identified and are in DCF custody.
"I don't care what your predicament is," Broadard said. "Bring them someplace. Don't just leave them on the track or wherever she left them."
Anyone with information is asked to call Worcester police detectives at (508) 799-8651. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by text to 274637 TIPWPD or at worcesterma.gov/police.