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Bodies of two infants or fetuses found in Colfax storage unit

The bodies of two infants or fetuses have been found in a Placer County storage unit.

A woman called Placer County Sheriff’s deputies on Nov. 25 to report an odor coming from an abandoned storage locker in the 100 block of Sherwood Court in Colfax. She had just purchased the contents of the storage unit at auction.

Deputies responded and, during the investigation of a container in the unit, found the decomposing remains of a fetus or infant. A deputy coroner confirmed the remains were human.

The container was taken to the Placer County morgue for “processing” and autopsy, according to a sheriff’s news release. Later, a second fetus or infant was found in the container.

Sheriff’s officials said detectives have interviewed a woman believed to be the mother, and are awaiting forensic and toxicology tests before determining how to proceed.

Anyone with information can call Detective Mike Simmons at (530) 889-7894. Those who wish to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 can call Placer County Crime Stopppers at (800) 923-8191, or report information online at All Crime Stoppers information remains confidential.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.