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French police have arrested a couple after finding the bodies of eight newborn babies in a village, officials said. Police were continuing to search with sniffer dogs in Villers-au-Tertre, near Lille in northern France, the officials said. The two in custody are said to be the parents of the children. They are being held on suspicion of concealment of a corpse and the non-reporting of a crime.
Originally posted by RMFX1
What a disturbing and deeply saddening story this is. Being a parent myself, I find it to be utterly incomprehensible to think that someone could murder their own child or baby even once, nevermind do it 8 times and simply wrap them up in plastic and bury them in the garden.
Something else that doesn't sit right with me is how someone could be pregnant at least 8 times, and yet no one in the village wonders where the babies have gone.
What a disgusting story this is already but I'm sure that there has to be more to it than this.
A couple arrested in northern France after police found the remains of eight newborn babies in a local village have appeared before a judge in the town of Douai. On Wednesday, police with sniffer dogs searched two houses in Villers-au-Tertre, near Lille. The man and woman in custody are said to be the parents of the children.
he couple are said to be in their mid-40s and have grown-up children and grandchildren. The woman works as a nursing assistant and her husband is a member of the local council. "He's on his third term in office. He used to volunteer in the community. He's a respectable man," local mayor Patrick Mercier told reporters.
A woman in northern France has admitted killing her eight newborn babies but said her husband knew nothing about it, the prosecutor in the case has said. Dominique Cottrez, 47, has been placed under investigation over the deaths, while her husband has been freed without charge. Mr Cottrez had initially faced investigation for allegedly concealing the bodies and not reporting crimes.
Investigators said she had confessed to killing ten babies.
"It appears she had been hiding her pregnancies from her husband."