The tiny skeletons of two infants found in an Ohio woman's home were likely her own twin children. The remains had probably been stored for decades, according to police.
The bones, which were small enough to fit in someone's hand, had been stored for about 40 years before they were finally discovered by the woman's son. He had been searching through his deceased mother's footlocker when he found the bones with a blanket and several other items.
The remains were sent to the University of North Texas for forensic analysis. The DNA indicated that the remains were the woman's children. Although the cause and manner of death could not be determined, foul play was ruled out.
The woman's family was notified about the remains on Thursday and seemed to be relieved by the news, according to North Canton police Chief Stephan Wilder.
"That's all we can do right now," Wilder said. "I would say the case is pretty much closed."
The remains will be given to the family, which has made arrangements for the bones to be interred.