A young woman has been indicted for the murder of two of her newborns, whose bodies were found hidden in her house in Bû (Eure-et-Loir), announced Monday the prosecutor of the Republic of Chartres Frédéric Chevallier.
Indicted for intentional homicide of minors under 15, the 28-year-old mother was placed in pretrial detention on April 27, said the magistrate, confirming information from L'Écho républicain.
"A psychiatric expertise is underway," said Frédéric Chevallier, adding that the investigation entrusted to the gendarmerie sought to "understand the motivations" of the young woman, also mother of two other children aged 3 and 9.
The bodies of two babies found
According to the prosecutor's office, this approved home childminder had gone on April 19 to the gynecological emergency room of the Dreux hospital (Eure-et-Loir), due to bleeding. She told doctors she had a miscarriage after two months of pregnancy. However, information in her medical records indicated that she was due to give birth in May.
Unconvinced by his explanations, the medical team warned the gendarmerie. During a first search on April 19, the gendarmes discovered the body of a first newborn in a plastic bag hidden near the pump of the family pool. The young woman then explained to investigators, still according to the prosecutor's office, that she had given birth at home and that she had placed a towel on the baby's face, so as not to hear her scream.
During a second hearing, the young woman said she hid another pregnancy from her partner, giving birth at home in November 2021. The baby was not breathing, she told the gendarmes. A new search revealed a second body, rolled in a duvet and hidden in the garage, eighteen months after giving birth.
Heard as a witness and "stunned" by these discoveries, the companion "is not concerned by the investigation," said Frédéric Chevallier. "It is in total discovery. At this stage, we can not consider that he is anything other than victim, "said the magistrate, adding that the man had however had doubts about possible pregnancies of his partner.