Audio: First responders find Berks County siblings hanging in basement

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Friday, October 18, 2019
Police dispatch audio released in Berks Co. child deaths
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Police dispatch audio released in Berks Co. child deaths: as seen on Action News Mornings, October 18, 2019.

ALBANY TWP., Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- Authorities have released the disturbing emergency dispatch that first responders in Berks County could barely believe when they first heard it last month.

"Both children are hanging in the basement," dispatch says.

Connor Snyder, 8, and his 4-year-old sister, Brinley, were found hanging on September 23 in an Albany Township home with chairs knocked over nearby.

They were resuscitated, but died three days later in the hospital.

According to the affidavit, a woman found the siblings hanging in the basement.

The two young victims lived at the home with an older sibling and their mother.

The released emergency dispatch sheds new light on what may have happened.

Captain: Any indication from the caller if the scene is safe? Or how these children ended up there?

Dispatch: She mentioned that the 8-year-old has been bullied and has made threats of doing this but didn't want to go alone. Sounds like he may have been the aggressor of the situation.

No charges have been filed in the case.