German police say bodies of 8 babies found at Bavarian house

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BERLIN (AP) -- The bodies of eight babies have been found at an apartment in a Bavarian town, German police said Friday.

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A local woman contacted emergency services after finding one body on Thursday afternoon at the apartment in Wallenfels, police said. Police then found several more bodies in a room at the apartment.

Police and prosecutors initially said they believed there were seven bodies. Later Friday, they said an eighth set of remains had been found - like the others, wrapped in towels and plastic bags.

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A long time exposed picture shows a house on November 13, 2015 in Wallenfels, southern Germany, where the bodies of 'probably seven' infants were discovered the day before in an appartment. The bodies were found during a visit by emergency services, police said, but did not give any details of the circumstances of their deaths. AFP PHOTO / DPA / NICOLAS ARMER +++ GERMANY OUT +++ (Photo credit should read Nicolas Armer/AFP/Getty Images)
A police investigator in protective cloth enter a house in Wallenfels, southern Germany, Friday morning, Nov. 13, 2015 where police found bodies of multiple babies. (Nicolas Armer/dpa via AP)
A police car stands in front of a house in Wallenfels, southern Germany, Friday morning, Nov. 13, 2015 where police found bodies of multiple babies. (Nicolas Armer/dpa via AP)
A crime scene specialist of the police enters a house to secure evidences on November 13, 2015 in Wallenfels, southern Germany, where the bodies of 'several' infants were discovered the day before. The bodies were found during a visit by emergency services, police said, but did not give any details of the circumstances of their deaths or how many bodies were found. AFP PHOTO / DPA / NICOLAS ARMER +++ GERMANY OUT +++ (Photo credit should read Nicolas Armer/AFP/Getty Images)
A crime scene specialist of the police goes to a house to secure evidences on November 13, 2015 in Wallenfels, southern Germany, where the bodies of 'probably seven' infants were discovered the day before. The bodies were found during a visit by emergency services, police said, but did not give any details of the circumstances of their deaths. AFP PHOTO / DPA / NICOLAS ARMER +++ GERMANY OUT +++ (Photo credit should read Nicolas Armer/AFP/Getty Images)
A town sign welcoming the visitors of Wallenfels, southern Germany, is pictured on November 13, 2015. German police said they had found the bodies of 'probably seven' babies in an apartment in Wallenfels after being alerted by a woman. AFP PHOTO / DPA / NICOLAS ARMER +++ GERMANY OUT +++ (Photo credit should read Nicolas Armer/AFP/Getty Images)
Window decoration can be seen at an appartment on November 13, 2015 in Wallenfels, southern Germany, where the bodies of 'several' infants were discovered the day before. The bodies were found during a visit by emergency services, police said, but did not give any details of the circumstances of their deaths or how many bodies were found. AFP PHOTO / DPA / NICOLAS ARMER +++ GERMANY OUT +++ (Photo credit should read Nicolas Armer/AFP/Getty Images)
A house where the bodies of 'probably seven' infants were discovered the day before in an appartment is pictured on November 13, 2015 in Wallenfels, southern Germany. The bodies were found during a visit by emergency services, police said, but did not give any details of the circumstances of their deaths. AFP PHOTO / DPA / NICOLAS ARMER +++ GERMANY OUT +++ (Photo credit should read Nicolas Armer/AFP/Getty Images)
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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 shouldn't be expected before the beginning of next week, a statement from police and prosecutors said.

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

They added that she is being sought as the possible mother of the infants but wouldn't say whether she is a suspect, news agency dpa reported.

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

Wallenfels has nearly 3,000 inhabitants and is located in a rural area of northeastern Bavaria.

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