The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office has identified the mother found dead with her infant inside a dilapidated Jersey City home over the weekend.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
The mother who died on January 25th, in the incident at 33 Suburbia Court in which a female infant also died, has been identified as Sandra Provost, 41, of Jersey City, County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said in a statement
On Saturday, shortly before 6 a.m., the Jersey City Police Department and Emergency Medical Services responded to 33 Suburbia Court on a report of a woman in need of medical attention.
Upon arrival, Jersey City police officers found a female needing medical assistance as well as an unresponsive female infant. The infant was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 6:05 a.m.
The age of the deceased infant is unknown at this time, however, the preliminary investigation indicates that Provost gave birth to the deceased baby girl found in the home.
Provost was transported by EMS to Jersey City Medical Center for treatment. She was pronounced dead at approximately 4:50 p.m.
The cause and manner of death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.
The Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit is actively investigating the case with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on the Prosecutor’s Office official website at http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.
All information will be kept confidential.