The mother of two young girls found dead in a Florida canal where she had been offering to “baptize” neighbors has been arrested for their murders, police said.
Tinessa Hogan, 36, was busted late Tuesday on two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 9-year-old Destiny and 7-year-old Daysha Hogan, in Lauderhill, news station WTVJ reported.
The girls’ bodies were discovered floating in the canal near their apartment on June 22, police said.
Destiny and Daysha Hogan, 9 and 7, were last seen swimming in the Lauderhill canal Monday.Facebook Tinessa Hogan had allegedly been offering to baptize neighbors.Facebook
Earlier in the day, their mom had been seen swimming with the girls, cops said.
Neighbors told authorities that she had been carrying a Bible and asked them if they would let her baptize them.
“She was in the canal,” police Lt. Mike Bigwood told People. “She was offering to baptize people in the neighborhood.”
The mother was named