Police in North Carolina say bags containing child remains have been found underneath a house.

WTVD in Durham reports (http://abc11.tv/1Shb2cR ) that officers went to a home in Smithfield last weekend and found the remains. A warrant says the remains were in three separate trash bags and had towels around them.

Officers were alerted to the remains after a woman who leases the house had asked her son to run a cable under the house. The man noticed the trash bags, eventually opened them and realized they contained remains.

According to authorities, a woman who leases the house told investigators about two incidents in which her daughter, who had lived with her at various times, obviously delivered a child but she didn't know what had happened to the children.

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Information from: WTVD-TV, http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/