Tuesday, August 02, 2005
A while back I registered a note of disgust about a German woman who had slain several newborn babies out of fear that her live-in lover might leave her. Well, it looks like she has company now.
- Police discovered the remains of nine newborn babies buried in a garden in eastern Germany and arrested a woman believed to be the children's mother, prosecutors said.
Neff said the 39-year-old woman was believed to be the mother of the children and was being held on suspicion of manslaughter. Her name was not released.
Investigators believed the children were born between 1988 and 2004 and that they had died shortly afterwards, Neff said.
The discovery came after a string of similarly gruesome finds elsewhere in Germany.
Last week, a dead baby girl was found in a public toilet in Magdeburg and an infant boy on a recycling company's conveyer belt in Guetersloh. In June, a walker in Lower Saxony found a baby in a plastic bag whose throat had been cut.
In neighboring Austria, authorities are holding the parents of at least three of four infants whose bodies were found in a freezer and entombed in concrete-filled buckets.