BLACKSTONE – Three infants were found dead by State Police Detectives today in a squalid house at 23 St. Paul St., according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
The age and sex of the babies is unknown. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.
Investigators had to wear hazmat suits because of the deplorable conditions inside the home, which included massive insect infestation, mounds of used diapers and feces.
Detectives were investigating a case of reckless endangerment of children when they made the discovery.
Mr. Early praised the work of all involved in the investigation and recovery of the three bodies, including the State Police Detectives assigned to the DA’s office, State Police Crime Scene Services, Blackstone Police and Fire, State Fire Marshall Stephen Coan and State Fire Services.
“It was a long and very difficult day,” Mr. Early said. “And a sad day. Our investigation will continue for quite some time. I wood like to thank everyone involved in this very difficult effort.”
Police Chief Ross Atstupenas thanked the residents of the neighborhood for their patience and cooperation under trying circumstances.
The District Attorney said the investigation is still initial early stages.