News

Utah woman arrested after police find 7 dead infants at home

Utah woman arrested after police find 7 dead infants at home

INFANTS:Megan Huntsman is shown in this booking photo provided by the Pleasant Grove County Jail in Pleasant Grove, Utah April 13. Photo: Reuters/Pleasant Grove County Jail/Handout via Reuters

(Reuters) – A Utah woman was arrested and booked on suspicion of murder on Sunday after police found the decomposing bodies of seven infants stuffed in separate cardboard boxes in her former home, authorities said.

The current owners of the home in Pleasant Grove, Utah, called police on Saturday after finding an infant’s remains while cleaning out their garage, Pleasant Grove Police Captain Michael Roberts said.

Police found six other newborns, all wrapped in separate cardboard boxes, Roberts said. Six of the newborns appeared to have died from asphyxiation and the seventh was believed to be stillborn, he said.

Megan Huntsman, 39, was arrested and booked into the Utah County jail on suspicion of six counts of murder early Sunday, and the investigation is continuing, Roberts said.

“This is unbelievable, I can’t even fathom it. It doesn’t make any sense at all,” Roberts said.

Police believe the seven children were born to Huntsman from about 1996 to 2006. She is the only person of interest in the case and was cooperative with police, Roberts said.

Pleasant Grove is about 35 miles south of Salt Lake City.

(Reporting by Curtis Skinner in New York; Editing by David Bailey and Mohammad Zargham)

Recent Headlines

57 mins ago in Music

After dominating Super Bowl halftime, Beyoncé announces world tour

Fresh
25-overlay-3

The 40-date concert series will mark her first solo headlining tour since her 2013 Mrs. Carter shows.

1 hour ago in Music

No surprise, Adele named world’s top selling artist of 2015

Fresh
adele

The British superstar saw off competition from fellow singers Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift to be honored as the global artist of the year.

2 hours ago in Music

Justin Bieber posts cryptic Instagram message, fueling fan fears

Fresh
justinbieber

For a while the 21-year-old was better known for his pop brat ways than new music, but Justin seemingly turned his attitude around with the release of his smash hit record "Purpose" at the end of 2015

2 hours ago in Entertainment

‘Star Wars’ breaks new record

Fresh
24-overlay-2

The sci-fi epic, directed by J.J. Abrams, previously became the highest-grossing release in North American film history, after recently passing the $760.5 million "Avatar" hauled in in 2009.