NEW YORK (CBSDC/AP) — About 90 mourners in Brooklyn have paid their respects to a young woman killed by police in Washington after she tried to ram her vehicle through a White House barrier.
Miriam Carey was dressed in white, and lay in a white, open casket Tuesday at a funeral chapel. A woman sobbed loudly as the casket was wheeled out for the trip to a Long Island cemetery.
The 34-year-old dental hygienist from Stamford, Conn., is survived by her 1-year-old daughter, who was in the vehicle during the Oct. 3 car chase through the streets of Washington.
Idella Carey said her daughter was battling postpartum depression during an interview with ABC News.
Miriam Carey, who worked as a dental hygienist in Stamford, Conn., gave birth to her daughter, Erica, in August 2012.
“A few months later, she got sick,” her mother said. “She was depressed. … She was hospitalized.”
Idella Carey says her daughter had “no history of violence” and she did not know why she was in Washington on Thursday. She said she thought Carey was taking Erica to a doctor’s appointment in Connecticut.
Authorities say she believed President Barack Obama was monitoring her electronically.
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