The Oakland woman suspected of throwing her children into the bay to die told investigators that she had been treated for schizophrenia over the summer while staying with her sister in Florida and had thought she was cured, authorities said today.
Lashuan Ternice Harris, 23, told authorities that she had stopped taking her medication when she returned to the Bay Area a couple of months ago. Soon, she started hearing voices, Harris told investigators.
Those voices were talking to her Wednesday evening, she said, when she allegedly stripped her three small sons naked and threw them off the end of Pier 7 on San Francisco's waterfront.
The body of Harris' 2-year son, Taronta Greely, was found late Wednesday at Fort Mason, more than 2 miles from the pier. The other children, 6-year-old Treyshun Harris and 16-month-old Joshoa Greely, are still missing and presumed dead.