Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Trial Continues for Woman Accused of Concealing Remains of Six Infants

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Trial Continues for Woman Accused of Concealing Remains of Six Infants

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Trial continues for accused in baby remains case

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WINNIPEG - The trial of a woman accused of hiding the remains of six infants in a Winnipeg U-Haul storage locker has heard from a police officer who collected evidence from the site.

Andrea Giesbrecht, who is 42, faces charges of concealment.

Const. Danielle Aessie told court the locker contained two plastic tote containers and three pails, each containing human remains in different stages of decomposition.

Aessie says she notified a medical examiner after seeing a small hand and finding a small head.

Initially the medical examiner was only able to pronounce four infants dead at the scene, but later it was determined there were six infants.

Some of the infants still had their umbilical cords attached.

"Once I opened the bag, a small hand was apparent," Aessie testified Tuesday. …

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