Bod­ies of eight ba­bies found in Ger­man flat

Kuwait Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

MU­NICH: Ger­man po­lice said yes­ter­day they had found the bod­ies of eight ba­bies in an apart­ment in the southern state of Bavaria, in what could be one of the coun­try’s worst post-war in­fan­ti­cide case. Po­lice said they were alerted on Thurs­day af­ter­noon by a res­i­dent from the small town of Wal­len­fels, who found a body of an in­fant in the apart­ment. When of­fi­cers ar­rived at the site, they un­cov­ered sev­eral other bod­ies, wrapped up in hand tow­els and put in plas­tic bags.

Po­lice are look­ing for a 45-year-old woman who pre­vi­ously lived in the apart­ment. “She is sought at least as the pos­si­ble mother of the chil­dren,” said a po­lice spokes­woman, who would not say if the woman is con­sid­ered a sus­pect. Foren­sic in­ves­ti­ga­tors are cur­rently ex­am­in­ing the corpses, po­lice said, adding that the process could take some time “due to the poor con­di­tion” of some of the bod­ies. “A re­sult is not to be ex­pected be­fore the be­gin­ning of the com­ing week,” said po­lice.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors had first re­vealed the grisly find late Thurs­day, with the lo­cal press re­port­ing that two ba­bies’ bod­ies were un­cov­ered. Yes­ter­day morn­ing, in­ves­ti­ga­tors an­nounced that pos­si­bly seven bod­ies had been found, be­fore say­ing in the late af­ter­noon that an eighth had been dis­cov­ered in the house where chil­dren’s dec­o­ra­tions could be seen taped to the win­dows on the first floor. News­pa­per Bild re­ported that the fe­male for­mer res­i­dent of the apart­ment lived there with her hus­band for 18 years, and that the couple had three chil­dren. But the woman also had four other chil­dren from other re­la­tion­ships, it said, adding that she had sought to hide her fre­quent preg­nan­cies. It also quoted an un­named source say­ing that the woman had four mis­car­riages. —AFP

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