Couple Arrested After Baby Corpses Found in Garden, May Be More

July 29, 2010

Photo credit: Eric Gaba – Wikimedia Commons user: Sting

France (ChattahBox) – A couple from the small village of Villers-au-Tertre have been arrested after eight infant corpses were found in their garden.

The case is already being called the worst case of infanticide in France’s history, with at least eight babies dead, and more possibly following.

Police have not released the name of the couple, but they have described them as two quiet, pleasant people in their late-40’s, with two grown daughters who are both in their 20’s.

A French radio program claimed that the woman said she has killed “a dozen” other children without her husband knowing, but police said that this was not true.

Locals have reacted with shock.

“They were normal people. How such a thing is possible is unimaginable,” a source told the Guardian.

This is the third case of infanticide in the country in recent years.


One Response to “Couple Arrested After Baby Corpses Found in Garden, May Be More”

  1. Rachel on July 29th, 2010 1:45 pm

    I wonder if she simply had a tragic number of stillbirths and believed in home labour? It seems really strange and I wonder what the logic is behind it.

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