- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Officials say two children in Connecticut who police say were killed by their mother last month died of an antihistamine overdose.

The Connecticut medical examiner’s office told police on Tuesday that the cause of death for 6-year-old Aleisha Moore and her 7-year-old brother, Daaron Moore, was acute intoxication of diphenhydramine (dy-fehn-HY’-drah-meen), a substance used to treat allergy symptoms.

Officers were responding to a call regarding a potential suicide on June 2 when they found LeRoya Moore, displaying arm injuries suggesting a suicide attempt, and the bodies of the children in the East Haven home.

The children were found fully clothed, lying on a blanket on the living room floor. Investigators determined the children had been dead “for an extended period of time.”

Moore has been charged in the deaths.

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