German police say mother admits killing some of her 8 babies

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Remains of at Least 8 Babies Found in House

BERLIN (AP) -- German police say a 45-year-old woman has admitted killing several of the eight babies whose bodies were found at an apartment in the northeast Bavarian town of Wallenfels.

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Upper Franconia police said in a statement Saturday that the unnamed woman confessed after her arrest in a nearby village late Friday. A judge on Saturday ordered the woman detained on suspicion of seven counts of murder. A 55-year-old man who was with her was released without charge.

Police said investigators were still trying to determine how the babies -- which had been wrapped in towels and plastic bags -- died and who their father -- or fathers -- are.

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German police say mother admits killing some of her 8 babies
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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