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Prosecutors in Massachusetts announced that the mother of four infants found dead in a freezer in 2022 will not be criminally charged.

The full-term babies, two girls and two boys, were found in shoe boxes wrapped in tin foil, according to court documents obtained by Boston.com.

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Officers were called to the apartment of Alexis Aldamir after a man reported finding the bodies while cleaning out the home with his wife, authorities said.

Officials said the four babies had their umbilical cords attached, and the two girls also had their placenta attached.

Authorities conducted DNA testing, which confirmed the four babies were siblings. However, the medical examiner could neither determine a cause of death nor pinpoint how long the babies' bodies had been frozen.

It reportedly was unclear whether the babies were born alive.

“We will never know exactly what happened to them," Suffolk District Attorney Kevin Hayden said. "We will never know how Alexis Aldamir concealed her pregnancies, or why she chose to do so.”

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Aldamir, now 69, was living in a residential healthcare facility when authorities obtained a DNA sample that identified her as the mother of all four deceased babies.

Additional DNA testing confirmed that the father of the babies was a man who died in 2011, officials said.

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According to Boston.com, the man and Aldamir also had a baby girl together in 1982, who they gave up for adoption.

Investigators did question Aldamir about the dead babies in her apartment, but officials said she “appeared confused and demonstrated a lack of understanding about where she was and who she was speaking to.”

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Because of her mental state, Hayden said it is likely Aldamir would not be fit to stand trial.

“This investigation, which is one of the most complex, unusual, and perplexing that this office has ever encountered, is now complete. While we have some answers, there are many elements of this case that will likely never be answered,” Hayden stated.

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