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Police identify Scottsdale woman accused in 2 kids' deaths

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A Scottsdale mother has been accused of killing her two children in a California hotel room. It's a shocking crime.

Police say the mother lived in Scottsdale but they say she allegedly killed her children then tried to kill herself in Santa Ana, California, some 5 hours away.

Now, 42-year-old Marilyn Edge is in jail, facing murder charges.

Police say they found the bodies of a 13-year-old boy and his 10-year-old sister in a hotel room on the third floor of the Hampton Inn and Suites in Santa Ana Saturday morning.

The bodies were discovered after the children's mother, 42-year-old Marilyn Edge, allegedly tried to commit suicide by driving her car into an electrical box at a Home Depot in Costa Mesa, California.

When police arrived, they say Edge had an electrical cord around her neck trying to strangle herself.

Investigators say she also had a tank of propane gas inside her car, and hoped it would ignite.

"They attempted to take her out of the vehicle, there was a struggle, they had to break a window and pull her out of the vehicle to safety," said Santa Ana Police Corporal Anthony Bertagna.

Once taken into custody, investigators say Edge indicated there was a crime involving her children.

"We went to the room, our officers entered the room and located the two deceased kids."

Investigators don't know what edge was doing in California. Her car had Georgia license plates. California police say her last known address was Scottsdale and that she's only lived there for a short time.

A records search turned up a traffic ticket she was issued for not stopping at a red light in Scottsdale in august.

Scottsdale police say they don't have any criminal records for her.

Edge is expected to be arraigned Tuesday. Police aren't saying how the children were murdered.

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