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Infant bones in suitcase found after woman dies

PITTSBURGH - Adult siblings cleaning out their elderly mother's house after she died found an infant's skeleton in a suitcase Saturday, state police said.

The siblings did not recognize the suitcase as their mother's but said clothes inside belonged to her, Trooper Lisa Jobe said. The suitcase was found under a bed Saturday.

The woman - who lived in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County, about 30 miles east of Pittsburgh - was a widow in her 80s. Her children are in their 40s and 50s.

Police did not release the dead woman's name. They hope that a forensic pathologist can help determine the infant's gender, as well as the cause of death and how long ago the child died.

- AP