Killer Alberta mom believed dead in Australia: Reports

Allyson McConnell holds Connor McConnell in this family photo. (Handout)

Allyson McConnell holds Connor McConnell in this family photo. (Handout)

Kevin Maimann, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:52 AM ET

EDMONTON — Australian news outlets are reporting that a body found beneath a bridge there is believed to be convicted Alberta child killer Allyson McConnell.

McConnell was found guilty of manslaughter in 2012 for drowning her two sons — 10-month-old Jayden and 2-1/2-year-old Connor — in a bathtub in her family’s home near Millet, south of Edmonton, two years earlier. It was revealed in court that McConnell had tried to kill herself later that day by jumping off an overpass in south Edmonton.

The Daily Telegraph reported late Tuesday that, “A woman’s body discovered this morning on rocks beneath a bridge in West Gosford is believed to be that of Allyson McConnell,” and that the death is not considered suspicious.

West Gosford is about 70 km north of Sydney.


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