Dutch police suspect woman of killing 3 of her own babies, hiding remains in attic

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch police say they have arrested a young woman on suspicion of killing three of her newborn babies shortly after their births over an eight-year period.

Regional police commissioner Wim van Essen says the 25-year-old woman was detained after a neighbor noticed her pregnancies but never saw any children.

The woman initially claimed to have given her children up for adoption but on investigation police found three suitcases containing human remains in her attic.

The woman lived in the tiny village of Nij Beets, 140 kilometers (90 miles) north of Amsterdam.

In France last month a woman was arrested on suspicion of suffocating eight of her newborns.