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Karen Scullin reportingThe gruesome discovery of three dead infants in an Arizona storage shed, has police tracking the mother's trail, which includes a stop in Utah.
The mother, Diane O'Dell, is now living in Pennsylvania. Authorities say the woman claims she gave birth to four babies in New York years ago, and they all died shortly after birth.
In 1991 Diane O'Dell lived in a trailer park in Pleasant View, Utah. Arizona authorities believe at that time, she was toting the bodies of three infants around with her, as she apparently moved around the country.
Eventually she moved to Arizona, where the bodies were discovered. Authorities say they were discovered wrapped in plastic bags and bedspreads, and stored inside boxes found in an abandoned storage shed in Stafford, Arizona. They have been there for about nine years.
The big question that has not been answered yet: how the children died. The age of the infants at death is estimated at about 44 weeks from conception.
The woman tells authorities the first baby was born when she was sixteen. New York police found that infant, but no charges were filed. The other three infants were born between 1991and 1994. The mother said all of the children died a few hours after birth.
An Arizona man bought the shed at auction was opening the old boxes inside the shed with his grandson when he discovered the three just last week.
"Thomas Bright/Discovered Remains: I TOLD HIM, WELL I AM GOING TO FIND FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS YOU KNOW..HERE IS THE TREASURE. I OPENED IT UP AND THAT'S WHEN I SAW THE BABY IN THERE"
O'Dell is currently living in Rome, Pennsylvania. She currently has eight living children. O'Dell's long-time boyfriend is being questioned to see if he is the father of the children, and to help put the pieces of this strange case together.