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Six Minn. Children Found Dead

September 4, 1998

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ Six children were found dead in their apartment Thursday night, and their mother was in custody as a suspect, police said.

Police would not say how the children _ ages 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 11 _ had died. Three of the victims were girls and three were boys.

The mother, 24, was considered a suspect, said police Commander Richard Ekwall.

The 911 dispatch center received a suicide call from a townhouse on the city’s east side at about 7:30 p.m. When officers arrived, they found the children. They found a woman lying on the porch of the home, KSTP-TV reported.

She was taken to a hospital, and police would not release her condition except to say she was in police custody.

Other details weren’t immediately available.

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