7 Infant Corpses Found in Utah Home; Mom Charged
Cops believe mother killed them over 10-year period
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 14, 2014 12:35 AM CDT
Updated Apr 14, 2014 3:33 AM CDT
This photo released by the Utah County Jail shows Megan Huntsman.   (AP Photo/Utah County Jail)

(Newser) – Police in Utah have been horrified to discover the bodies of seven babies in the garage of a home in a small town south of Salt Lake City. Megan Huntsman, 39, has been booked on six counts of murder. Investigators believe she gave birth to the babies, at least six of which were born alive, between 1996 and 2006 and suffocated or strangled them as soon as they were born, reports the Deseret News. "It's unfathomable," a police spokesman says. "I can’t even imagine what’s going through somebody’s head to do that."

The woman's estranged husband is believed to be the father of the children but police say he is not a person of interest in the investigation and had recently been released after an 8 or 9-year term in prison, the Los Angeles Times reports. The husband called police after finding a dead infant in a box while cleaning out the garage, and police found six more bodies in taped-up cardboard boxes. Huntsman hadn't lived in the home since 2011, but neighbors tell the Salt Lake Tribune that other relatives lived there with the couple's three daughters, who are in their teens or early 20s. They say Huntsman was a "great neighbor" who they trusted to babysit their children, and she never appeared to be pregnant.

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marsha farmer
Apr 15, 2014 7:15 PM CDT
Yes, what she did is a horror. But this is the second time I have heard a story such as this. There was another woman a few years back that did the exact same thing with about the same number of babies. I believe it is the direct result of legal abortion, these women don't think that they are doing anything wrong. Many abortion doctors have to do the same thing when ending the pregnancy, the baby has to be helped to die after the procedure and outside of the mother. People are desensitized to it because, after all, we can enter a clinic and pay someone to do it? Hmmmm. It's all so messed up.
loveandhope
Apr 15, 2014 11:57 AM CDT
She's so evil.
Hummingbird1966
Apr 14, 2014 11:58 PM CDT
The bitch needs to be hanged on the courthouse square.