Dutch woman held for baby deaths

2010-09-02 10:13

Amsterdam - Dutch authorities have found two babies' bodies in the garden of a woman arrested last week for killing another child, the prosecution service said on Thursday.

The corpses of the newborns were found in Geleen, a village about 200km southeast of Amsterdam.

Police arrested the 41-year-old woman on August 27 following the discovery of the first corpse, the prosecutors said in a statement. Two other bodies were found in the garden later.

Forensics investigators are probing whether the three babies are related as well as how and when they died.

It is the second case in less than a month of a Dutch mother being suspected of killing multiple babies.

On August 6 police arrested a woman in the village of Nij Beets, about 140km northeast of Amsterdam, after finding four suitcases in her attic, each with a baby's body. She is suspected of killing them over eight years.