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Woman held after babies found in freezer in France

Woman remains in custody as investigation continues into suspected infanticide

  • AFP
  • Published: 14:46 March 26, 2013
  • Gulf News

The scene of the crime in France
  • Image Credit: AFP
  • Picture taken on March 26, 2013 in Amberieu-en-Bugey, central eastern France, shows the house (with the white balcony) where two tiny corpses were found in a freezer on March 24, 2013.

France: A 32-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of infanticide after two tiny corpses were found in a freezer at her home in eastern France, police said on Tuesday.

The woman has been in custody since Sunday, when her partner called officers to the house after discovering one of the corpses.

"In the state they were discovered it is very difficult to establish the age of the corpses and whether they were newborn or still-born," the prosecutor in charge of the investigation, Denis Mondon, told AFP.

Local newspaper Le Progres reported that the woman, a waitress, had been convicted in 2005 of killing a newborn she had given birth to in 2002 after a pregnancy she had hidden from friends and family.

In that case, the woman's mother was convicted of helping her daughter to dispose of the body, according to Le Progres.

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