BOSTON - The discovery of a woman and two small children found unconscious on a Roxbury sidewalk on Christmas Day is now under investigation.

The unidentified woman and children, both reported to be under the age of 5 years of age, were discovered at a Northeastern University parking garage just outside of the MBTA Ruggles station. Following the arrival of police, all three were transported to a nearby hospital where they were pronounced dead.

According to NECN, the top two levels of the eight-story Roxbury parking garage owned by the university are currently closed as police investigate the case.

Police are said to be looking at an SUV located on the top of the parking garage with two car seats inside. The woman and her relationship to the children have yet to be shared or the cause of death. 

“At approximately 1:26 p.m. officers from Northeastern as well as Boston police and transit responded to the Renaissance garage. Upon arrival they located three individuals unconscious on the sidewalk,” Boston Police Commissioner William Gross shared at a news press conference.

Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins, who was also present at the conference, addressed the sad discovery of the woman and children on Christmas Day. It is suspected that the three may have jumped from the parking garage.

"All things are indicating [death by suicide]," Rollins shared with WBUR. "Our investigation is showing that the two children fell first, and then the parent fell after."

“On Christmas and the holiday season where many people are celebrating, it can be a challenging and difficult time,” she said. “I feel it imperative that we let people know that there is help.”

Boston police are asking for the public's help. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact 800-494-TIPS.

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