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Duxbury Woman Arraigned In Murder Of Her Three Children

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Contact: Beth Stone 508-584-8120

BROCKTON – A Duxbury woman has pleaded not guilty to charges that she  murdered her three children, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.

Today, Lindsay Clancy, 32, was arraigned from her bed in a Boston hospital via Zoom. She pleaded not guilty to three counts each of Murder, Strangulation and Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon. Judge John Canavan ordered Lindsay to be held in a medical facility until her treatment is complete, at which time her bail status will be re-addressed.

At approximately 6:11 p.m. on January 24, Duxbury Police received a 911 call for a report of a suspected attempted suicide of a female resident who had jumped from a window at a home at 47 Summer Street.

Upon arrival, Duxbury Police and Fire located the woman, Lindsay Clancy, and she was treated on scene and transported to a local hospital for treatment where she remains at this time.

First responders subsequently located three children in the basement under the ages of five, unconscious and with obvious signs of severe trauma.

A 5 year-old girl and a 3 year-old boy were transported to Beth Israel Deaconness Hospital in Plymouth where they were pronounced deceased. They have been identified as Cora Clancy and Dawson Clancy.

Eight-month Callan Clancy was medflighted to Boston Children’s hospital where he was treated for several days before he passed away.

The state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner took jurisdiction of the deaths and will determine the manner and cause. Preliminarily, it appears the children were strangled.

As a result of information gathered during the ongoing investigation, detectives developed probable cause, and sought and obtained an arrest warrant out of Plymouth District Court charging Lindsay Clancy.

Clancy is next scheduled to appear in court on May 2.

This investigation is ongoing by Massachusetts State Police and Duxbury Police.   

February 7, 2023