BERLIN -- Police discovered the remains of nine newborn babies buried in a garden in eastern Germany and arrested a woman believed to be their mother, prosecutors said Monday.
The bodies were found Sunday in Brieskow-Finkenheerd, a village near the Polish border, after police received a tip, said Michael Neff, a spokesman for prosecutors in nearby Frankfurt an der Oder.
Neff said the 39-year-old woman was believed to be the mother and was being held on suspicion of manslaughter. Her name was not released.
Investigators believed the children were born between 1998 and 2004 and died shortly after birth, Neff said.