News 1-year-old Queens girl's death ruled a homicide Elaina Torabi died after suffering repeated injuries, medical examiner rules. Police tape blocks access to an Auburndale home in Queens where a 1-year-old girl was killed and her twin brother was found with severe trauma on Oct. 3. Photo Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin By Alison Fox firstname.lastname@example.org @AlisonFox Updated March 5, 2019 3:53 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email The death of a 1-year-old girl was ruled a homicide on Tuesday, months after she was found dead inside her Queens home. Elaina Torabi was found on Oct. 3, 2018, alongside her twin brother, who had suffered severe trauma and was in critical condition inside their Auburndale home. On Tuesday, the city's medical examiner ruled Torabi's death a homicide caused by fatal child abuse syndrome, when a child suffers injuries over a period of time. The twins' 30-year-old mother, Tina Torabi, was arrested the next day and charged with assault in her son's injuries and has been held without bail since. It was not immediately clear if the charges against Torabi would be upgraded to reflect the medical examiner's determination. Her next court appearance was scheduled for Friday, according to the Queens District Attorney's Office. Father Mohammad Torabi, 31, was found dead of an apparent suicide, a few days after his daughter's death, on the third-floor landing of the Renaissance New York Hotel 57 on 57th Street and Lexington Avenue. Police have said he was found after a housekeeper peered out of the hotel's 17th floor window. The twins have three older sisters, all younger than 6, who were also in the home at the time, but were not injured, according to police and reports. By Alison Fox email@example.com @AlisonFox Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University and bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.