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Infant's skeleton found in grandma's suitcase

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Songbird, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- An infant's skeleton was found in a suitcase by adult siblings cleaning out their elderly mother's house after she died, state police said.
    The siblings did not recognize the suitcase as their mother's, but said clothes found inside belonged to her, Trooper Lisa Jobe said.
    The suitcase was found under a bed Saturday. The woman, who lived about 30 miles east of Pittsburgh in Hempfield Township, died earlier this month. She was in her 80s and her surviving children are in their 40s and 50s.
    Police did not immediately release the dead woman's name. They hope that a forensic pathologist can determine the infant's gender and how and when the child died.
    The woman's husband died about three years ago, police said. The surviving children could not give police any information about the remains or how long they may have been under the bed.
  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Dude, that's pretty fucked up.
  3. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Oh, Pittsburgh people. ...
  4. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

  5. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Free plane ride and she forgot?
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Way to mix ironies, Fish.
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Only in Pittsburgh
  8. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    At least she was packing light. ...
  9. Corky Ramirez up on 94th St.

    Corky Ramirez up on 94th St. Well-Known Member

    This happened a few years ago in my town. Two elderly sisters lived together their whole life in the house they were born in, both die, workers cleaning out the house find a trunk, open it up and find a mummified baby.

    As the story goes, one of the sisters gave birth to a baby back in the 40s or 50s, but since it was taboo to have a child out of wedlock, or adoption wasn't possible - I don't think they ever got the real answer - the baby eventually died and she kept it with her for all those years.
  10. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    You gotta think (hope) that this was the case this time as well.
  11. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Talk about skeletons in the closet ...

    Rudy ain't got nothing on granny.
  12. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    Heaven needed a baby in a suitcase.
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