New Jersey mom charged with two counts of murder after her two children found dead in car

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Hillsborough Township, N.J. – Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, Hillsborough Township Chief of Police Michael McMahon and Montgomery Township Police Director/Captain Jim Gill announced the arrest of Yuhwei Chou, age 36, Skillman, New Jersey.

Prosecutor Robertson stated that on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at approximately 7:41 a.m. Hillsborough Township Police responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting a disabled motor vehicle which had left the roadway on Mountain View Road, Hillsborough, New Jersey. Upon arrival responding Officers encountered the female driver identified as Yuhwei Chou. The Officers observed two children secured in a booster seat and a baby seat in the back seat of the vehicle. Officers observed that the children were bound and restrained. No vital signs were present on the children and they were pronounced deceased at the scene. The children, whom authorities are identifying as Samantha Ross, female age 7, and Paul Ross, male age 10 months, were the biological children of Yuhwei Chou.

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Prosecutor Robertson stated that detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, the Crime Scene Investigations Unit, Hillsborough Township Police, Montgomery Township Police, and Investigators from the New Jersey Northern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office reported to the scene.

Prosecutor Robertson stated that the investigation has revealed that Yuhwei Chou caused the deaths of her two children Samantha and Paul. The circumstances leading to the events which caused the deaths of the two children are under investigation by authorities. No motive has been released. An autopsy for the cause and manner of death will be performed by the Medical Examiner’s Office.

Defendant Chou was charged with two counts of 1st degree Murder. Defendant Chou will be lodged in the Somerset County Jail pending a bail detention hearing following a medical clearance from an area hospital.