Twin 9-month-old boys found abandoned by railroad tracks

Twin 9-month-old boys found abandoned by railroad tracks

WORCESTER, Mass. — Worcester Police and the Department of Children and Families are investigating after two babies were found abandoned near railroad tracks.

According to a release from police, the two twins are 9 months old and were found by railroad employees in the area of the railroad tracks by Kansas Street at around 12:15 a.m. on Wednesday.

The employees who found the babies called 911 and the children were taken to a hospital for evaluation. Both babies appear to be uninjured.

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Police said the children have been identified and have been placed in DCF custody. A DCF spokesperson tells Boston 25 News it "received a report and has custody of the children."

A man Boston 25 News spoke to Wednesday afternoon claims he knows the mother.

"I've met the boys three or four times and they're such beautiful kids," said Carl Woodson.

Woodson says he was the last to see the boys and their mom Tuesday night around 10 p.m. when the four of them set out for a nearby Walmart by taking a shortcut down the railroad tracks.

"Yeah cause instead of going under the bridge here and walking all the way around it's like a cutoff... it cuts off like a quarter of a mile," he said.

At some point, the two argued and Woodson says he turned back.

"She's a loving mother. She's very great. And she just had a mishap," he said.

Boston 25 News reached out to police to confirm the Woodson's story, but they would not release any information.

Neighbors we spoke to say they're just thankful railroad workers found the children and they're OK.

"There's houses. Knock on somebody's door and say help me. You know... I would have been glad to help her," said Georgianna Broadard.

The investigation is ongoing.