Three babies' bodies found in filthy house in US: Prosecutor

The bodies of three infants were found in a filthy house where four other children were removed by authorities last month, a Massachusetts prosecutor said.

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 12, 2014, 08:35 AM IST

Blackstone: The bodies of three infants were found in a filthy house where four other children were removed by authorities last month, a Massachusetts prosecutor said.

Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr said authorities don't know when or how the babies died and no one has been arrested in connection with their deaths. He said the state medical examiner will conduct an investigation.

Early said examination of the remains and the house has been complicated by what he called "deplorable" conditions. He said investigators have found flies, bugs, vermin and "piles of used diapers as much as a foot or two high."

Early said four other children ranging age from 13 years old to 6 months old were removed from the house last month after a neighbour who discovered their living conditions notified police. He said the 6-month-old was found covered with faeces lying on a bed.

The state Department of Children and Families said yesterday children who were living at the home are in state custody.

Early said it's too soon to know if charges will be filed in the infants' deaths, or against whom, because investigators don't even know who was living at the home when they died. It wasn't immediately clear where the children's parents were.