Mother charged with murder after remains of seven babies found at Utah home

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(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.

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“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.


By Janet DiGiacomo


  • Mindy Peach

    Ok I’m not sure if this is all that you got from Fox…but I hate these short unfollowed through with reports where the reader is only privy to only so much of a story and leaves the reader hanging with a bunch of questions like……why did she do this……does she have psychological problems……how is it that she was able to commit these horrible crimes for so long and not get caught, especially after the first death of her first born infant………..???????

  • Jack Bradley

    A very sickening story, but really just her way of having an abortion. The end result is the same.

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