Discovery of Dead Infant Leads to More Babies' Bodies

Sources say woman drunkenly admitted to hiding bodies
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 13, 2015 10:03 AM CST
Discovery of Dead Infant Leads to More Babies' Bodies
A police car stands in front of a house in Wallenfels, southern Germany, Friday morning, Nov. 13, 2015 where police found bodies of multiple babies.   (Nicolas Armer/dpa via AP)

Authorities have made a disturbing find in an apartment in Germany: the bodies of "probably seven" infants. Police say a local woman discovered the remains of one infant in an apartment in Wallenfels, near the Czech border, on Thursday. But when officers arrived, they uncovered several more bodies, including some in poor condition, in a single room, reports CNN. Police "believe that there are probably seven dead," authorities tell the Guardian. There have been no arrests, but police have yet to speak with a 45-year-old woman who "is sought at least as the possible mother of the children," a rep says.

Neighbors tell Bild that a "nice" couple lived at the home for 18 years with their three children, who were well cared for by their mother, per the Local. Unnamed sources say the woman also had four children from previous relationships and four miscarriages, per AFP. The sources add the woman moved out of the apartment at the end of September after a drunken fight with her husband, during which she allegedly confessed to hiding the bodies. Authorities say "the bodies have been under examination since the early hours of the morning" on Friday. Forensic results are expected early next week. (Police found a similar scene closer to home.)

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