What a tragic story.
26-year-old Victoria "Tori" Hope (a mother of two kids -- ages 2 and 6) managed to hide her pregnancy from her boyfriend and family members, even though she was carrying triplets.
She bled to death while delivering the full-term but stillborn babies in her home, according to officials. Hope's mother found her daughter and the babies and called then police, but all four were dead by time authorities arrived. Her cause of death was listed as loss of blood during unattended childbirth.
Friends say Tori did not know she was pregnant with her last child, but doctors don't believe it's possible she didn't know THIS time, especially since she was carrying triplets. Police say she denied being pregnant and instead gave medical reasons "why she had put on weight." She also didn't disclose anything to her boyfriend, the father of her two other children. Apparently he had suspected she was pregnant again, but she denied it when confronted. Even her father, William Hope, acknowledged Wednesday that his daughter was "big" but claims he doesn't know why she hid her pregnancy. "That's going to be the question we'll never have an answer for," he said.
This story makes us so sad -- especially for her two children. Our thoughts go out to the family in this horrific time.