Rachel Lynette New, 36, of Tarrant County, Texas was arrested after DNA evidence linked her to three infants whose corpses were found. Two of the bodies were found in August 2009 under a mobile home that is about 30 to 40 feet from a field where a human fetus was found in a suitcase in March 2008, investigators said. The first corpse, an infant boy, was found by the mobile-home owner’s father. Rachel New and her brother had lived in the mobile home for about a three and a half years. It was known that she had been pregnant three times while residing there.
Rachel and her brother denied knowing anything about the remains. The brother has not been arrested, and it’s unclear if he’s also considered a suspect. The news report published at the beginning of the case state that there was no word on who the infants’ father is, and the investigator said it is not known whether the remains were the result of miscarriages or late-term abortions or were born alive and then killed.
[Edited from: Stacy Morrow, “Woman Arrested, Charged in Infant Corpse Mystery: DNA identifies mom of 3 infant corpses, deputies say,” NBCDFW (Fort Worth, Texas), Nov 12, 2009]
For more cases of this type, see Serial Baby-Killer Moms.