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Utah woman arrested after 7 dead babies found

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PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (WKOW) -- A mother in Utah has been arrested after authorities found the bodies of seven dead infants in the garage of her former home.

39-year-old Megan Huntsman is accused of killing at least six of the newborns.  Police believe they died from asphyxiation.  The seventh infant appears to be stillborn.

The bodies were discovered in individual cardboard boxes when Huntsman's estranged husband was cleaning out the garage of the home they had shared previously.

Police Captain Michael Roberts says officers responded to a call Saturday from Huntsman's estranged husband about a dead infant at the home about 35 miles south of Salt Lake City. Officers then discovered the six other bodies.
Roberts says the man had lived with Huntsman but isn't a person of interest.

Police say they believe Huntsman gave birth to the children from the years 1996 to 2006.  Huntsman has been charged with six counts of murder.

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