Memorial for 2 twins who die inside hot car

Memorial for 2 twins who die inside hot car
Memorial for 2 twins who die inside hot car

by EDWIN SOTO

Mourners placed flowers, candles and stuffed animals close to where the car had been parked in Kingsbridge Ave. & Kingsbridge Terraces. 

A wake was held Friday for the twin babies one-year-old Luna and Phoenix Rodriguez who died after being left inside a hot car on Kingsbridge Ave. on 7/26/2019

The father, 39-year-old Juan Rodriguez, told police he dropped off his four-year-old son before heading to work at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center but forgot that the twins were inside the car on a sweltering hot day. He returned to his car after work and started driving away before noticing his children, lifeless and foaming at the mouth. Police said he pulled over and screamed for help.

pPictures by Edwin Soto