On July 26, 2019, Juan Rodriguez, a 39-year-old social worker and Iraq War veteran, dropped his 4-year-old son off at daycare on his way to work. Next, Rodriguez was supposed to drop off 1-year-old twins, Luna and Phoenix, 45 minutes away, but reportedly forgot the children were still in the car.

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Eight hours later, Rodriguez discovered that his children, still strapped into their car seats, were dead.

“He was screaming,” says the twins’ mother, Marissa Rodriguez, of the phone call she received from her husband telling her their children were gone.

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What does Marissa say happened next?

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