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Autopsy results on murdered twins expected within weeks

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Lindsey Lowe Lindsey Lowe
HENDERSONVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Hendersonville police said Saturday they expect to have autopsy results within a couple of weeks on twin newborn boys found murdered in their mother's home.

Lindsey Lowe remained behind bars in the Sumner County Jail Saturday, charged in the children's murder, police said.

The 25-year-old mom apparently hid her pregnancy from her family, according to a police affidavit.

The identity of the children's father has also not yet been determined, according to investigators, and they hope to have that answer within a few weeks.

According to the Hendersonville police affidavit, Lowe smothered her newborn baby boys with her hands to keep her parents from finding out.

The affidavit goes on to say that she then kept their bodies in a laundry basket covered with a towel in her room.

Police said Lowe confessed to killing the baby boys.  She told detectives that she knew she was pregnant but did not tell anyone and she ever went to see a doctor.

She believes she got pregnant in early January of this year but on Monday night she gave birth while on the toilet. She says she delivered the first baby, and when it started to cry, to keep her parents from hearing, she put her hand over its mouth until it was dead, said the affidavit.

She told police she killed the second baby the same way.

"It brings us back to why. Everyone wants to know," Hendersonville Police Lt. Scott Ryan said.

According to investigators, when her father discovered a dead baby in his daughter's room on park circle in Hendersonville, he called police, they then went to pick her up where she was working at a Hermitage-area dental office.

Lowe's co-workers were somber Thursday after news of her arrest.

"We were all shocked and sad, and we are now praying for her family," co-worker Michelle Stainback said.

According to the police report, Lowe never checked to see the baby's sex, the two boys were found together in the laundry basket in Lowe's room. Police said the babies appeared to be full term.

Hendersonville police wouldn't say much beyond the affidavit Thursday except that frightened, expectant parents have other options, including the Tennessee Safe Haven law.

"If you are in trouble, please call us. Let us help you first before mistakes are made," Ryan said.

A bond hearing will be held soon. And her first court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 28.

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