Newspaper article The Canadian Press

DNA Points to Accused as Mother of Dead Babies Found in Winnipeg Storage Locker

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

DNA Points to Accused as Mother of Dead Babies Found in Winnipeg Storage Locker

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DNA evidence points to accused as mother of infants

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WINNIPEG - DNA evidence suggests a woman accused of hiding the remains of infants in a storage locker she was renting could be their mother.

Andrea Giesbrecht, who is 42, was charged with concealment in October 2014 after employees at a Winnipeg U-Haul facility made the discovery.

Court has heard that DNA samples from the remains were compared to samples from Giesbrecht's husband and a used sanitary napkin found in her bedroom.

DNA expert Christine Crossman testified it was "very likely" the husband and whoever used the sanitary napkin were parents of five of the six babies.

She also said they are probably the parents of the sixth as well.

The defence is arguing the DNA on the napkin may not actually belong to Giesbrecht. …

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