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EAST TROY, Wis. (AP) – The police chief of a Wisconsin village says twin babies died after their 26-year-old mother left them unattended in a bathtub.

Chief Alan Boyes says the 11-month-old boy and girl weren’t breathing when officers arrived at an apartment building in East Troy on Thursday. The officers performed CPR on the babies, who were taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. Autopsies were under way Friday.

Boyes says the twins’ father was at work when they were found.

The chief says no one is in custody. He says two other children in the apartment were turned over to Walworth County social services, at least in part because the twins’ mother was so distraught. He didn’t know if those children were hers.

East Troy is about 30 miles southwest of Milwaukee.

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