7 dead babies were discovered in the garage of a home in Pleasant Grove, Utah and the woman believed to have given birth to them was arrested Sunday and charged with 7 counts of murder.
Megan Huntsman, 39, who lived in the house until 3 years ago, had the babies during a ten year span from 1996-2006.
When she moved out, she left her 3 older daughters living in the house, according to Fox News. None of them knew of her current whereabouts.
Their father and Huntsman’s estranged husband, spoke to neighbor Aaron Hawker on Saturday and told him he was going to clean out the garage.
“Two hours later, suddenly we had all these policemen here,” Aaron Hawker said.
His wife, Kathy, said, “It makes us so sad, we want to cry. We enjoyed having them as a neighbor. This has just blown us away.”
Capt. Michael Roberts said that the husband contacted police about a dead infant he found in the garage. When police arrived, they found six others all in separate cardboard boxes. The grisly discovery has shaken even the most veteran of police officers on the force.
Roberts said the case has been “emotionally draining” to all of the officers involved. “My personal reaction? Just shocked. Couldn’t believe it. The other officers felt the same.” the 19-year police veteran said of the grisly discovery. The neighbors were no less surprised.
“What’s shocking is the three older ones living there and not noticing that their mother was pregnant.” said Fred Newman, who is also a relative of the estranged husband.
His wife Vicki said, “It’s shocking and kind of morbid and strange.” as she looked across the street at the garage from her front lawn.
Capt. Roberts didn’t release any info about a motive or what Megan Huntsman said after they took her into custody, but did say that her estranged husband is not a person of interest.
DNA tests will be done on the babies to determine whether or not the estranged couple are indeed the parents of all 7 babies. When asked how her husband didn’t ever know of her pregnancies if he lived in the house, Roberts replied, “That’s the million-dollar question. Amazing.”
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