Remains of 7 Dead Babies Found in Utah Home; Woman Arrested

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Booking photo of Megan Huntsman in Pleasant Grove, Utah

Megan Huntsman (Courtesy: Pleasant Grove County Sheriff)

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (April 14, 2014 – CNN) — Unbelievable. That’s how a police captain described the case.

A 39-year-old woman in Utah is in custody, accused of murder, after authorities found the remains of seven infants at a home where she used to live.

“During the course of the investigation, information was obtained that over a 10-year period a 39-year-old female gave birth to the infants and then killed them. The female was booked into the Utah County Jail on six counts of murder,” Pleasant Grove, Utah, police said in a statement.

Capt. Michael Roberts identified the woman as Megan Huntsman. It was not immediately clear why she faces six, not seven, counts of murder.

The bodies were found at a home where Huntsman had lived until 2011, said Roberts, adding that the residence is currently occupied by family members of her estranged husband.

People were cleaning out the garage, saw a suspicious bag, opened it and found the remains of the first infant, he said.

“A search warrant was obtained for the residence and during the execution of the warrant, officers discovered six additional infant bodies. Each infant was found packaged in separate containers,” the police statement read.

According to Roberts, a second search warrant was issued for Huntsman’s current home, but nothing of interest was found there. She is expected to appear in court either Monday or Tuesday, he said.

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  • Patrick Kelly

    Oh yeah, America is a wonderful country that unfortunately is filled with growing numbers of crazy people. Let’s see, in the most recent round of news we start with another gun nut killing people again at Fort Hood and then quickly move to a 16 year old slashing 21 people with knives at school and then on to yet another gun nut killing three people at two Jewish centers and not to be outdone, we top it all off with a story of a mother who killed seven of her babies over a period of ten years. Sounds like this “advanced civilization” might be going downhill real fast before anyone realizes there might be a problem. Wait, let me turn to Fox News for some fair and balanced answers. Ahhhh yes… double the prison size, make everyone carry a gun to church and eliminate food stamps and Obama care while cutting taxes on the rich. Wow, for a moment I thought there might be some real problem Congress needed to fix. Hand me another beer, will ya…

    • LOL

      That pretty good…
      Except America has gone from bad to worse UNDER Obama…

      No blaming the dog this time, we know who "cut" it…

  • hello

    WOW, this is one scary looking lady! She obviously needs to get some help so maybe a psychiatric ward is more what she needs instead of prison. Where was her husband during these years she was giving birth? This isn't something you can possibly hide from him. Maybe they need to check into his story also!!!!!

    • Brandon

      Husband? Who said anything about her being married? Why should she go in a psych ward or a prison? Both are funded by tax payer money. Just put her in the ground, that doesn't cost anything.

      • hello

        The story stated that she had an estranged husband! Wouldn’t the father notice that she had her baby? I think he should be held accountable also!