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Dead babies found in cardboard boxes inside Utah home


Dead babies found in cardboard boxes inside Utah home

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Apr 14, 2014

It sounds like something out of a horror movie: A man is cleaning out the garage of a house when he finds a dead baby.

It happened on Saturday at a house in Pleasant Grove, Utah. The estranged husband of Megan Huntsman was the man cleaning the garage when he found the infant. But that wasn't the only one. After the police arrived, they found six more dead infants, all of them packed inside cardboard boxes.

It is believed that 39-year-old Huntsman gave birth to the babies between 1996 and 2006. One of the infants appears to have been stillborn. The exact cause of death has not been determined for the other children.

Although the estranged husband lived with Megan at the time, he is not under suspicion at this time.

The house is owned by the estranged husband's parents, and Huntsman's three older daughters were still living there at the time of the discovery. Huntsman moved out several years ago and it is not known exactly where she has been living since then, according to USA Today.

The estranged husband was recently released from prison, and was planning on moving back into the home to be with the children still living there.

Neighbor Sharon Chipman told the Salt Lake Tribune that she was shocked by the discovery and that she had allowed Huntsman to care for her grandchild in the past.

Apparently no one, even Huntsman's older children, ever knew she was pregnant or that there were dead infants stored in boxes inside the garage.

Another neighbor, Aaron Hawker, told the Tribune that he had known the family for years and never thought Huntsman looked pregnant.

Huntsman was booked into the Utah County Jail on six counts of murder on Sunday.


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Joyce Lupiani, who is based in Las Vegas at KTNV-TV Channel 13, is a contributor to