Utah woman arrested after 7 dead babies found

Pleasant Grove Police investigate the scene where seven infant bodies were discovered and packaged in separate containers at a home in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Sunday, April 13, 2014. According to the Pleasant Grove Police Department, seven dead infants were found in the former home of Megan Huntsman, 39. Huntsman was booked into jail on six counts of murder. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

PLEASANT GROVE (AP) — A 39-year-old woman was arrested Sunday after police found seven dead babies in separate cardboard boxes in the garage of a Utah home.

Megan Huntsman, who lived in the Pleasant Grove home until three years ago, is accused of giving birth to the infants from 1996 to 2006 and killing them.

Police Capt. Michael Roberts says officers responded to a call Saturday from Huntsman’s estranged husband about a dead infant found at the home located about 35 miles south of Salt Lake City. Officers then discovered the other six dead babies.

Roberts says while the estranged husband lived with the suspect in the home during the same time, he is not a person of interest at this time.

Huntsman was booked into the Utah County Jail on six counts of murder. It was not clear whether she had an attorney.

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