Utah police enlist FBI to help in baby death case

Pleasant Grove Police investigate the scene where seven infant bodies were discovered and packaged in separate containers at a home in Pleasant Grove,Utah, Sunday, April 13, 2014.  (AP Photo/Deseret News, Jeffrey D. Allred)
Pleasant Grove Police investigate the scene where seven infant bodies were discovered and packaged in separate containers at a home in Pleasant Grove,Utah, Sunday, April 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Deseret News, Jeffrey D. Allred)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah authorities are enlisting the help of the FBI to analyze DNA from seven babies found dead in the garage of a woman who has been arrested on six counts of murder.

Pleasant Grove Police Capt. Mike Roberts said Thursday that none of the labs in Utah can analyze the type of DNA that has been taken from the tiny corpses, which were found in various stages of decomposition.

Authorities are hoping DNA will reveal who the parents are.

The 39-year-old Megan Huntsman is being held on $6 million bail. She told police that she killed six of the babies from 1996-2006. One was stillborn.

Her estranged husband lived with her during the decade she says this happened but was in federal prison on drug charges from 2006 until January.

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