A woman is being held after the bodies of seven babies were found in cardboard boxes in the garage of her former home.
Megan Huntsman is accused of murdering six of the children believed to have been born between 1996 and 2006, the Associated Press reports.
The 39-year-old was arrested on Sunday after police responded to a call from her ex husband Darren West about a dead infant inside the Utah home they had shared until 2011.
Megan Huntsman was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning
The newborn appeared to be full term, The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
It adds Huntsman’s three daughters were still living at the home and that West is not thought to have had any knowledge of the situation.
When asked how he could not have known his wife had given birth to seven children, police spokesman Michael Roberts replied: “That’s the million dollar question. Amazing.”
Neighbours have told of their shock after the gruesome discovery.
Kathie Hawker told KUTV: “She’s lived here for about 15 years and was a good neighbour, as far as we knew.
“We just really loved her (Megan), and her husband. We thought they were just really good people.”
Sharon Chipman told 2News: “It’s just terrible. Who knows what was going through her mind. Maybe she was just depressed.”