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Arizona woman facing murder charges after children found dead in car seats

Brittany Velasquez (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office) Brittany Velasquez (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office)
Brittany Velasquez has been accused of killing her two young children -- Brooklyn Rose Miranda and Christopher Miranda. (Source: Brittany Velasquez / Facebook) Brittany Velasquez has been accused of killing her two young children -- Brooklyn Rose Miranda and Christopher Miranda. (Source: Brittany Velasquez / Facebook)
SUPERIOR, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A woman is facing charges after her two young children were found dead in Superior Monday, March 26.

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office said 20-year-old Brittany Velasquez was arrested on two charges of murder.

A spokesman for the Superior Police Department said they have been called out Velasquez's home Richard Avenue and Palo Verde Drive numerous times over the last two years.

At least one of those calls led authorities to contact Arizona Department of Child Safety.

A family member told KPHO the victims are 10-month-old Brooklyn Rose Miranda and 2-year-old Christopher Miranda.

The SPD spokesman confirmed a man who fathered at least one of Velasquez's children died last year.

According to her Facebook page, Velasquez was in a relationship with Christopher Miranda until last year. Miranda's Facebook page is now a memorialized account.

PCSO spokeswoman Navideh Forghani said both children were found strapped in their car seats and evidence of foul play was found.

The family of the two children also confirmed law enforcement and DCS have been called to the home on more than one occasion. 

The victims' grandmother said she feels the system has failed her. 

An autopsy is being conducted at this time, according to the Pinal County Sheriff's Office. 

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Copyright 2018 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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