Police arrested a mother on suspicion of drowning her twin 10-month-old sons whose bodies were found Thursday in a motel in central California.
Heather Langdon was taken into custody a day after police officers helped arrange for her and her children to spend the night in the motel after she was told she could no longer remain at a women's shelter in Tulare because she was causing a disturbance.
Tulare police Sgt. Jon Hamlin said officers had no previous contact with the 37-year-old Langdon and would have called for mental health assistance if they believed she was a danger to herself or the children.
He said the officers didn't want to leave without finding shelter for them on the cold, rainy night, so they found a nonprofit agency willing to pay for the motel room.
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Investigators haven't yet identified the victims' father.
The boys were not breathing when officers arrived at the motel early Thursday. They were pronounced dead at a hospital.
Langdon was being held in jail without bail. Jail records don't indicate if she is represented by an attorney.
Tulare is about 46 miles (74 kilometers) south of Fresno.