CT woman, triplets die in unexpected home birth
A 27-year-old Connecticut woman and her three newborn boys were found dead in their Connecticut home, and the woman’s mother said she was unsure that her daughter even knew she was pregnant.
Frances Hope of Redwood Circle came home to find her daughter and three newborns dead on the floor, after the woman apparently went into labor while home alone. By the time authorities responded to the scene, the woman, believed to be Virginia Hope, and all three babies were dead. Detective Ben Trabka confirmed the bizarre account to the Stamford Advocate:
“We received a medical call and found that a woman had died,” Trabka said. “It appears that she died giving birth to the triplets in the house.”
Even more odd is that the triplets appeared to be full-term. Deaths in childbirth are relatively rare in America, with the most recent statistics showing that less than 600 women die annually from complications in childbirth. Hope leaves behind a son, 6, and daughter, 2.