- Associated Press - Friday, August 5, 2016

CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) - An arrest has been made in the deaths of twin 15-month-old girls found in a hot car in northwest Georgia.

News outlets report the girls’ father, Asa North of Carrollton, was arrested early Friday. Online jail records show North is charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter and two counts of reckless conduct.

Carrollton police say someone discovered the twins unresponsive in the back seat of an SUV parked in front of a duplex Thursday night.

Arriving officers found people holding the girls in a nearby baby pool, trying to cool the children off. Some had ice packs.

The twins were taken to a hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

Police said the mother was in Atlanta at the time.

It isn’t immediately clear if North has an attorney.

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