The Arizona woman whose two children were found dead inside a Santa Ana hotel room Saturday after she attempted suicide has been identified as Marilyn Edge, 42, authorities said.
Edge, of Scottsdale, Ariz., faces two murder charges in the deaths of her 13-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter. On Sunday, Edge remained on suicide watch, said Cpl. Anthony Bertagna, spokesman for the Santa Ana Police Department.
On Saturday morning, Edge rammed her vehicle into steel poles in an attempt to crash into an electric vault behind a Home Depot store in the 2300 block of Harbor Boulevard in Costa Mesa, police said.
There was a propane tank in her car, which she allegedly thought would make the vehicle explode. Edge was uncooperative and attempted to strangle herself when officers arrived on scene, Bertagna told KTLA-TV Channel 5.