Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Villagers in Shock over Dead Babies; Eight Bodies Found at Homes

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Villagers in Shock over Dead Babies; Eight Bodies Found at Homes

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FRENCH police have detained a couple after the bodies of eight newborn babies were found in a house and in the garden of another home in a northern village.

Police with sniffer dogs were continuing their search in Villers-au-Tertre, in the north of France, after arresting the pair, both in their mid-40s, on Wednesday.

A local councillor said the new owners of a house in the village had first called in the police on Saturday after finding the bones of infants while gardening at their new home.

Police found two bodies.

Police inquiries led to another house in the village about a kilometre away, where more babies' bodies were found, neighbours said.

The couple concerned were respected in the community, the councillor said. The husband worked in the building trade and his wife was a nursing assistant.

Officers at the scene confirmed that two dog handlers and five sniffer dogs had been working at both houses.

"I'm still in shock," the former mayor of the village, Daniel Collignon, said. …

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