The bodies of eight infants have been found wrapped in towels and inside plastic bags in a apartment in Germany’s Bavaria state, police said Friday — a grisly discovery that spurred authorities to hunt for the woman who last lived there as they try and describe why and how this occurred.
After finding one body, a woman in the town of Wallenfels called authorities Thursday afternoon, said Jurgen Stadter, a police spokesman based about 30 miles west in Coburg.
Authorities went to the flat and discovered six additional corpses, Bavarian police said.
Martin Dippold, a state prosecutor in Coburg, did not say just where the various babies’ bodies were discovered, their estimated how long ago they’d probably died, their presumed cause of death or ages.
The results of forensic assessments, that could disclose important details about what occurred, aren’t expected back until next week. And no one is arrested in connection with their departures.
But authorities are searching for the apartment’s most recent occupant, a 45-year old girl. Dippold said authorities expect this girl is the mother-of the babies.
It is in the eastern area of Bavaria, the German state that is southeastern also known as Bayern that borders Austria and the Czech Republic.