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CHARLES COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — There’s new information about the bodies of two infants found in southern Maryland in a span of just eight months. Police say the same woman may have given birth to both babies. Also, the woman who found one of the tiny bodies is speaking out.

Jessica Kartalija has her new revelations.

A Charles County woman was looking for Christmas decorations when she discovered something horrifying instead.

“I just opened a tiny bit of the bag. What I saw, it didn’t look right. I had no idea what it was. Then we called police for them to open the bag,” she said.

The shaken woman says the body of a newborn was inside a plastic bag, wrapped in a blanket inside a suitcase.

“It just rips my heart out,” she said.

The badly decomposed infant’s body is the second set of remains found in southern Maryland in just eight months, and it could be linked to the same mother whose boyfriend discovered his newborn baby while cleaning out her car outside a mobile home back in March.

His grandmother, who does not want to be identified, is the woman who discovered the second set of remains in her attic just before Thanksgiving.

“It’s just heartwrenching. It’s heartwrenching,” she said.

The mother was never charged in the death of the first baby discovered. Detectives are now looking to see if she is the mother of both newborns.

“It’s tragic, very tragic, and it hurts but we want the best for both sides. It’s a horrible thing. You want the truth. More than anything, you want to know the truth,” she said.

The woman under investigation and her boyfriend also have twin 2-year-old children.

Detectives are still waiting on autopsy results for the baby found in the attic.

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