Coroner: Infant bones yield little information

October 25, 2010 7:33:45 AM PDT
A coroner in eastern Pennsylvania says autopsies on three sets of infant skeletons found in a woman's apartment revealed little about their deaths.

Berks County Coroner Dennis Hess said Sunday that X-rays showed no signs of bone injuries. But he says the lack of organs makes it hard to tell if the infants were born alive.

Action News reporter Walter Perez first reported on this story on August 10.

Investigators searching the apartment of Michele Kalina on July 29 found two skeletons in a cooler and a third set of bones in a cement block. She has been charged with abusing a corpse.

Hess says further forensic investigation could provide answers in the next couple of weeks. He says DNA tests will reveal whether they were Kalina's children.

She is being held on $5 million bail.

Information from: Reading Eagle


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