BLACKSTONE (CBS) – The remains of three babies were found in a Blackstone home on Thursday. The home also was heavily infested with animals.
Blackstone police on scene at a Blackstone home. (WBZ)
Blackstone police and Massachusetts State Police detectives were at 23 St. Paul Street in Blackstone on Thursday.
Worcester District Attorney Joseph A. Early says “the house is in squalor” and has been condemned.
A Blackstone home is a potential crime scene, with investigators entering the property. (Ken MacLeod/WBZ)
The home was condemned two weeks ago. Children were removed at the time. The neighbors said they had never seen the two youngest.
St. Paul Street was blocked off by police on Thursday afternoon as the scene was much more active than it was earlier in the day.
Hazmat teams were seen entering the home at about 3:30 p.m., and District Attorney Joe Early was on scene as well.
“The Blackstone Police Department is working closely with District Attorney Early’s office, to investigate a crime scene,” Blackstone Police Chief Ross A. Atstupenas said.
“We will release more information to the public as soon as we can, but right now, I just want everyone in the community to know that there is no danger, and that they should not be alarmed by the increased police presence in town today.”
Department of Children and Families Director of Public Affairs Cayenne Isaksen said Thursday afternoon that the incident is a part of “an ongoing criminal investigation.”
“DCF has never had an open case with this family and learned about this situation through a 51A report. DCF referred the report to the local District Attorney’s office for further action and is working in collaboration with law enforcement to investigate the report.”