Link found to dead babies

POLICE in the US have linked a Scottish woman with a trunk in which the mummified remains of a baby and a foetus were found.

Investigators said yesterday the trunk belonged to Janet M Barrie, who emigrated to the US from Scotland in the mid-1920s.

She was the home nurse for a Los Angeles dentist and died in 1992, leaving behind a trunk filled with her belongings and the bodies of two infants wrapped in newspapers.

The trunk was found on August 17 in the basement of an apartment building.

One of the babies was newborn and the other a foetus of about 20 weeks.

Investigators tracked down relatives of Barrie in Canada and are awaiting DNA tests.


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