Lakewood Mother Naomi Elkins Arrested for Allegedly Drowning and Stabbing Her Two Daughters

In the quiet town of Lakewood, New Jersey, a heart-wrenching incident has left the community in shock. A mother of two, Naomi Elkins, has been charged with the murder of her young daughters, ages one and three.

Details of the Incident

Naomi Elkins, 27, was arrested and is facing multiple charges, including two counts of murder and possession of a weapon. The police were called to a residence on Shenandoah Drive, a street known for its large Orthodox Jewish population, after reports of two children in cardiac arrest.

Emergency Response

When officers arrived, they found the children receiving emergency care from Hatzolah Medical Services, a Jewish volunteer ambulance service. Despite their efforts, both children were pronounced dead at the scene. Investigations revealed that the one-year-old had been stabbed and both children had drowned.

Scene and Investigation

Sources from NBC10 reported that the drowning occurred in the bathtub. Footage from the scene shows investigators diligently working, collecting evidence, and placing items into a Sheriff’s Office vehicle. Naomi Elkins was taken into custody without incident and is currently held at the Ocean County Jail, awaiting a detention hearing.

Community Impact

The Lakewood community, known for its peaceful atmosphere and large Orthodox Jewish population, is reeling from this tragedy. Lakewood is home to the world’s largest yeshiva outside of Israel, the Beth Medrash Govoha, which focuses on Torah study. A 2019 report by the Jewish News Syndicate highlighted that half of Lakewood’s residents are Orthodox Jews.

Next Steps

Elkins, who is married and holds a master’s degree, remains in custody. Details about her court appearance are still pending. The community continues to grapple with the devastating loss as they await further developments in this tragic case.

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