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Authorities say the bodies of two newborns were found in a purple suitcase on an Arkansas road Friday afternoon.

According to a news release from the Cross County sheriff's office, the two were discovered on County Road 602 shortly before 1:45 p.m. The babies appear to have been twins, the release states.

The suitcase was reportedly found on the bank of a ditch.

The sheriff's office said no more information will be released about the case as of Friday afternoon. The investigation is ongoing.

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  • DoubleBlind
    February 16, 2018 at 5:26 p.m.

    Horrible. The mother could simply have abandoned them at a hospital rather than killing them. Surely she’ll be found. Hard to be pregnant with twins without someone knowing.

  • ZeebronZ
    February 16, 2018 at 8:24 p.m.

    I have....no words. How? Why?

  • beldridgecpayahoocom
    February 16, 2018 at 10:38 p.m.

    So sad, and there are families that could have loved and taken care of those babies right in Cross County. I just do not understand.

  • Eyetrytoo
    February 17, 2018 at 12:11 a.m.

    What is wrong with our society. Human life has no value for so many people anymore. This was two innocent babies with precious lives - WHY?

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