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Old Posted Nov 21, 2010, 2:50 PM
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I don't know if anyone read or posted the follow-up to the dead-mummified-babies-wrapped-in-1930s-LA-Times-newspapers-found-in-the-basement-of-an-old-apartment-building-near-MacArthur-Park story.

From the Associated Press via MSNBC:

Mummified infants in L.A. were nurse's, DNA shows
Found last August, brother and sister were wrapped in newspapers
updated 11/16/2010 3:01:02 PM ET

Undated photo of Janet M. Barrie

LOS ANGELES — DNA tests show two mummified infants found in a steamer trunk wrapped in 1930s newspapers were the children of a nurse who died 16 years ago — but the way they died may never be known, investigators said.

The remains were discovered in August by women cleaning an apartment building basement near MacArthur Park in Los Angeles.

The bodies were inside two leather doctor bags in a trunk that also contained ticket stubs from the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games.

"Coroner's investigators believe the two babies were brother and sister. One was a fetus, while the other appeared to be a full-term baby," a police statement said Monday. Exact ages were not determined.

The female baby had thick brown hair and her legs were folded up to her chest.

Investigators could not determine when or how the children died. It was not known whether the mother miscarried or may have had abortions.

There were no signs of injury, and drug reports were inconclusive so the cause of death probably will never be known, the police statement said.

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