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Seven dead babies found in German town

Published 13/11/2015

A police car is parked in front of a house in Wallenfels, Germany, where police found the bodies of multiple babies (Nicolas Armer/dpa via AP)
A police car is parked in front of a house in Wallenfels, Germany, where police found the bodies of multiple babies (Nicolas Armer/dpa via AP)

The bodies of seven babies have been found in a German town.

Police said a local woman found the body of one baby at a flat in the Bavarian town of Wallenfels, near the Czech border, on Thursday afternoon and called the police emergency number.

Officers then found several more bodies in a room. The dpa news agency earlier reported that a doctor had found the dead babies.

Police and prosecutors now believe there were seven dead babies, police said in a statement.

The bodies are being examined by forensic experts, but the examinations "will take some time in view of their poor condition, in some cases" and results should not be expected before the beginning of next week, it added.

Authorities have so far been unable to find the property's former resident, a 45-year-old woman, but are questioning several other people.

It was unclear how long the babies had been dead or who, if anyone, was living there at the time of the discovery.

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