Police in the state of Utah have arrested a woman after having found in her former home the corpses of seven babies that were hidden in cardboard boxes.

Megan Huntsman, a 39 year old woman, has been detained in Pleasant Grove after this macabre discovery at the house in which she lived until 2011, according to police sources.

Police were alerted by one of the current occupants of housing, who was cleaning the garage and after finding a box more than suspicious they realized the horrific discovery. The captain of the local police Michael Roberts, said that they opened the box and found the corpse of what was apparently the body of a newborn.

After registering the house, police found a further six bodies of babies, all packaged in separate boxes. Roberts explained that, according to the first investigations, the woman gave birth to six babies between 1996 and 2006 and killed them. Huntsman has been arrested and remains in jail accused of six counts of murder, while the police have not indicated why she has not been charged with a seventh murder.