San Diego Mom And Son's Fatal Fall At September Padres Game Ruled Murder_freckle removal side effects

Dorian Geiger·4 min read

A California mother and so, who plunged to their deaths from theconcourse level of Petco Park during a San Diego Padres game last September was ruled a murder-suicide, police said.

The deaths of Racquel Wilkins, 40, and her 2-year-old son, Denzel Browning-Wilkins, were determined to be non-accidental following an “exhaustive investigation,” according to a San Diego Police Department press release. The mother and son died after falling several stories from the Major League Baseball stadium in San Diego.

A preliminary autopsies has since concluded the mother and son’s September deaths were the result of a murder-suicide.

"In consultation with the San Diego County Medical Examiner, Raquel Wilkins' death has been classified a suicide and Denzel Browning-Wilkins' death has been classified a homicide," Lt. Andra Brown, a public information officer for the San Diego Police Department said in a statement sent to Oxygen.comon Thursday. "The detectives conducted a thorough and comprehensive investigation that included dozens of interviews, reviewing available video footage and collecting background information to determine what led to the deaths.”

The tragic incident unfolded just prior to an afternoon game between the San Diego Padres and the Atlanta Braves on Sept. 25, 2021. Shortly before 4 p.m., on-duty San Diego police officers stationed at Petco Park received reports that two people had possibly fallen from the concourse level of the baseball stadium — which is about six stories up — along the third base line. A pair of officers later discovered Wilkins and her 2-year-old son’s bodies on the sidewalk at 200 Tony Gwynn Drive.

Both Raquel Wilkins and Denzel Browning-Wilkins were pronounced dead at the scene, despite first responders’ attempts to revive them both. Homicide investigators were called to the scene after police deemed the mother and son’s deaths suspicious.

Detectives subsequently learned Wilkins and her toddler son had been eating in Petco Park’s dining and concessions area on the third-level of the ballpark shortly before the deadly fall. A witness told the San Diego Union-Tribune that Wilkins had stood up on the bench of a picnic table near the railing with her son and jumped up and down in two separate incidents before going over the railing the second time.


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