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Mum admits to killing 6 of 7 babies found in garage

Published on Apr 16, 2014 12:53 PM

PLEASANT GROVE (Utah) - The infants were found in cardboard boxes, each one rolled up in a shirt or towel and tucked into a plastic bag. One had been stillborn, their mother Megan Huntsman told the police. The other six, she said, she had strangled or smothered immediately after giving birth, and interred them in the garage of her family's home here.

For more than a decade, Huntsman's pregnancies and the short lives of her seven babies apparently went unnoticed by relatives and neighbours.

Then, as her estranged husband and other relatives were cleaning out the garage during the weekend, they found a tiny body in a plastic bag, uncovering a grisly scene that has left veteran police investigators shaken and exposing a story that has stunned families across the city.

Police Chief Michael Smith said: "I don't think there's any motive that could ever be given that allows you to wrap your mind around it in any way."

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