US woman arrested after seven dead babies found


By Martin Griffith, AP

A U.S. woman accused of killing seven babies she gave birth to over a decade was arrested Sunday after police discovered the tiny bodies stuffed in cardboard boxes in the garage of her former home.

Megan Huntsman, 39, who lived in the Utah home until three years ago, had the infants between 1996 and 2006, investigators said.

Officers responded to a call Saturday from Huntsman’s estranged husband about a dead infant at the home, police Capt. Michael Roberts said. Officers then discovered the six other bodies.

Roberts declined to comment on a motive and what Huntsman said during an interview with investigators.

Neighbors in the middle-class neighborhood said they were shocked by the accusations and perplexed that the woman’s older children still living in the home didn’t know their mother was pregnant or notice anything suspicious.

The spokesman said police believe the estranged husband and Huntsman were together when the babies were born, but he