A Utah mother has been arrested and charged with six counts of murder after the tiny bodies of seven dead newborn babies were found hidden inside her home. No one noticed when the woman was pregnant seven different times between the years 1996 and 2006, assuming she had just gained a little bit of weight. The gruesome discovery was made after her estranged husband found one of the tiny bodies, and then promptly called the police who later found the additional six. So sad.
Megan Huntsman, 39, kept seven different pregnancies a secret so that she could birth the babies and then murder them without anyone knowing, including her husband and three children.
Mother Kept 7 Dead Babies Hidden Inside Home
This is a horrific and unimaginable situation.
On Sunday, April 13, Darren West made a horrifying discovery in his own home when he found the body of a dead newborn baby hidden inside of a box in the garage in Pleasant Grove, Utah.
Darren immediately called the police, and after they searched the house they discovered six more tiny bodies packed in boxes.
Darren’s estranged wife, Megan, was accused of the murders and arrested that very same day. Despite the fact that seven bodies were found, Megan has only been charged with six counts of murder. One baby may have been born a stillborn, according to the Huffington Post.
On the morning of Monday, April 14, State Judge Steven Hansen set a $1 million dollar bail for each count of murder, making Megan’s bail $6 million.
Megan and Darren have been estranged for an unknown amount of time, and they have three children together: one teenager and two young adults.
Megan Kept 7 Pregnancies Hidden From Family & Friends
Somehow, Megan managed to keep all seven of her pregnancies a secret. This allowed her give birth and later kill the babies without anyone suspecting anything.
In fact, Megan’s neighbors stated that they noticed her weight often fluctuated, but not once did they suspect she might be carrying a baby.
One neighbor mentioned that he had spoken to Darren just two hours before the discovery. Darren told the man he was cleaning out the mess in the garage, which is where he later discovered a baby’s body.
Investigators have stated that they do not suspect that Megan’s three children or estranged husband knew about her secret pregnancies.
— Lauren Cox