DA: Infant hospitalized after being found unconscious in Duxbury home has died

An infant who investigators say was injured by his mother and found unconscious in his Duxbury home has died, authorities announced Friday.

The 8-month-old baby, Callan Clancy, was found with his two siblings, 5-year-old Cora Clancy and 3-year-old Dawson Clancy, suffering from obvious signs of trauma on Tuesday night, according to Plymouth County District Attorney’s office.

Cora and Dawson were pronounced dead at the hospital shortly after being found while Callan was flown to a Boston hospital for further treatment.

While an autopsy will determine the exact cause and manner of their deaths, Cruz said that “Preliminarily, it appears the children were strangled.”

Lindsay Clancy, 32, is facing two counts of homicide, three counts of strangulation, and assault and battery with a deadly weapon, in the deaths of her kids. Clancy is under police custody in a Boston hospital as of Friday.

The DA has not said if the charges Lindsay is facing as of Friday will be upgraded to an additional third count of homicide after announcing the death of her third child.

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Police responded to 47 Summer St. around 6:15 p.m. after a man, later identified as Lindsay Clancy’s husband, arrived at the home and called 911 to report a woman’s attempted suicide. Cruz said Lindsay Clancy had jumped out of a second-story window.

While an autopsy will determine the exact cause and manner of their deaths, Cruz said that “Preliminarily, it appears the children were strangled.”

People left flowers at the end of the driveway of the Summer Street home all day.

“Shocked. Very shocked,” said Tom McGrath, a neighbor.

Several local congregations have opened their doors to offer faith and support for those who need it in the wake of this South Shore tragedy.

“It’s almost something you can’t wrap your mind around. I have kids that are the same age. It hits home,” said Pastor Jeremy Stanford.

Massachusetts General Hospital confirmed that Lindsay Clancy is an employee there. The hospital released a statement on Wednesday that said: “We are shocked and saddened to learn of this unthinkable tragedy. We extend our deepest sympathies to all those affected by these devastating events.”

Cruz called the incident “an unimaginable senseless tragedy” and noted that it didn’t happen randomly.

He also acknowledged the emergency crews who first witnessed the tragic scene when they responded to the home.

“I’m sure many of them will not forget what they saw last evening,” Cruz said.

Duxbury Fire Chief Rob Reardon said first responders are being offered added support during this difficult time.

“Tragedies like these are always difficult to comprehend and process. We may be left struggling with many emotions. Please know that all public safety personnel have been offered, and will continue to be offered, needed support,” Reardon said.

“To all those who responded: We care about you. If you are a colleague in need of support, please reach out,” Reardon said.

Duxbury Town Manager René Read said first responders are receiving support from peer support groups within the law enforcement community.

“In these seemingly impossible moments, our support for them is absolutely critical, and we’re committed to ensuring their well-being,” Read said, fighting back tears.

The outpouring of support from the Duxbury community “has been tremendous,” Read said.

“It’s been remarkable. The churches have all opened their doors. People just want to do something,” Read said. “It’s tough.”

The Rev. Bill Ferguson from the Pilgrim Church of Duxbury told Boston 25 that eight churches from their Interfaith Council opened their doors to make sure people had a place to go.

“It is hitting hard. If you are a parent of a young child, even if you are not, when children are involved especially --- There is a special numbness that comes in with that,” Ferguson said.

Ferguson explained how some of his parishioners are first responders and there is a lot of concern for them – after what they saw in the Summer Street home.

“We overlook the first responders and the effects these tragedies have on them when they first encounter them. I know the department has put them on leave for their own mental health to seek help,” Ferguson said.

Hundreds attended Thursday night’s emotional candlelight vigil in Duxbury at the Holy Family Church addressing mental health.

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State troopers assigned to Cruz’s office are assisting Duxbury police with the investigation.

A gofundme was created for the husband and father.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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