The Winnipeg police have charged a woman with hiding six dead infants
in a rented storage locker.
The remains were found in a U-Haul storage locker in Winnipeg's West Alexander neighbourhood. U-Haul employees discovered what was later determined to be six bodies in various states of decomposition when they were cleaning out the locker because rental payments had not been made.
Andrea Giesbrecht, 40, was arrested outside her north Winnipeg home on Monday. She was initially arrested on multiple murder charges but as it stands, she faces six counts of concealing a body.
Greg Brodsky, the lawyer representing Giesbrecht, who also sometimes goes by Andrea Naworynski, says his client is bewildered over the discovery.
In her first court appearance
, recorded via live stream from a women's jail, Giesbrecht sat silent and expressionless, however, she yawned a couple of times. The judge advised her that her next court date will be on Nov. 12. Giesbrecht did not respond.
It could be months before they know who the infants were, whether or not they were carried to term or how long they had been inside the locker.
The autopsies on the remains will determine the cause of death, gender and ages. The forensic exam and DNA testing will help determine if Giesbrecht is the mother to any or all of the babies.
The investigation is now in the hands of the Winnipeg police child abuse unit.
Anyone with any information that could be helpful to the investigation, please call the Winnipeg police or Crime Stoppers.
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