Seven Babies Found Dead in Utah Garage

Longtime police veterans called the discovery "emotionally draining."

Megan Huntsman: Credit KLTV screen grab
Megan Huntsman: Credit KLTV screen grab
Pleasant Grove, Utah – Police have accused a 39-year-old woman of killing seven babies over the course of a decade and putting the bodies in cardboard boxes in a garage, KLTV reported.

Megan Huntsman has been charged with six counts of murder and investigators are trying to figure out how the killings could have happened over the course of a decade without anyone noticing, the TV station reported.

Police believe Huntsman gave birth to the babies between 1996 and 2006. The remains were discovered when Huntsman's ex-husband Darren West found them while cleaning out the garage.

Longtime police veterans said the case has been "emotionally draining" and upsetting to investigators, according to a story on AOL.

"My personal reaction? Just shocked. Couldn't believe it. The other officers felt the same," said Police Capt. Michael Roberts, a 19-year police veteran who was in the home when the bodies were discovered.

West pled guilty to two counts of possessing chemicals intended to make methamphetamine. He was sentenced to 9 years and appealed the sentence down to three years, Aol.com reported.

The Salt Lake Tribune reported that West is believed to be the father of the children, but DNA tests are pending.

The newspaper reported that Huntsman moved out of the home where the babies were found in 2011. The home is owned by the West's parents and Huntsman's three daughters still live in the home.

Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 05:05 PM
Nothing new there Black panther o Poetry the human race has been delving the depth of depravity for eons. There are a lot of good people in our world, but unfortunately evil is hyper active
D Penta April 15, 2014 at 05:29 PM
It says Around Town but the headline is UTAH. Utah is not near Natick!! I think everyone should not open an article on Patch unless they see their town's name in the headline. So If it doesn't say Natick, then we all know it is not LOCAL to the Natick Patch. The less clicks these Patch sites get, the fewer advertisers they will get and then perhaps they will realize if we want sensational news from across the country we'd go back to Patch's former owners AOL and the HuffPost! Those here from other Patch sites - I think you should do the same only click on articles that mention your community's name. No name. No click!
Steven Spiegel April 21, 2014 at 09:52 PM
The way the house looks maybe the husband found them while he was expanding his Meth Lab !!!
Mary AGB May 15, 2014 at 11:52 AM
I can't even bring myself to read this. May God have these children in the palm of His hand.


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