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Dead Babies Found In Winnipeg Storage Locker

10/21/2014 10:36 EDT | Updated 10/22/2014 02:59 EDT

Six babies have been found dead in a Winnipeg storage locker.

The bodies were discovered Monday night at a U-Haul storage locker in the West Alexander neighbourhood, a commercial area in the city’s northwest.

"It was the state of the remains that drew the attention of employees," said Const. Eric Hofley of the Winnipeg Police Service at a Tuesday press conference.

Investigators, however, offered few details on the grim discovery.

"Until autopsies have been completed and whether it is found that someone has deliberately caused the death of one or all of these these infants, that remains to be seen," Hofley said. "It's just too early in this investigation to say what's transpired here."

"We're talking 22 hours into the investigation and we don't want to do anything to jeopardize the outcome of it."

Hofley said in a later press conference that the remains appear to be of very young babies.

"My understanding though is we're discussing very young infants, certainly not children, newborns of a very young age."

CBC reports that police are trying to determine whether or not the babies had actually been born.

Police said that they are speaking with several people in the course of the investigation.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police at 1-204-986-3296 or Crimestoppers at 1-204-786-8477.

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