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Coroner says remains likely Katie Stockton's babies

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By Bob Schaper

WINNEBAGO COUNTY (WREX) - Winnebago County officials say DNA testing points to Katie Stockton as the mother of two infants found dead in the trunk of her car.

State's Attorney Joe Bruscato, Coroner Sue Fiduccia and Sheriff Richard Meyers provided an update on the case this afternoon.

Fiduccia called Stockton the "probable" mother of the infants. "The infants are most likely not twins," she said. "And they most likely are both females."

The skeletal remains of the infants were found in the back of Stockton's Saturn on Aug. 12 in a South Beloit impound lot. In December Fiduccia said there were no signs of trauma and the babies were in separate bags inside Stockton's trunk.

"We're still working on trying to determine if they were stillborn or born alive," Fiduccia said.

No new charges have been filed against Stockton, however she does face 10 counts of first degree murder in the "Baby Crystal" case, in which a newborn baby, known as "Baby Crystal," was left to die along a Winnebago County road in December 2004. Stockton could face the death penalty in that case, but has pled not guilty.

Meyers says he believes he has identified one of the fathers of the girls found in Stockton's trunk. Bruscato tells 13 News that the father of Baby Crystal has also been identified.

Meyers is now asking the public to help identify the third father.

"It's important for us to seek information from anybody that would have had an encounter with or an opportunity to be with or a relationship with Katie Stockton between December 2004 and through mid-2007.

Stockton's in the Winnebago County jail on a $1 million bond. She's charged with 10 counts of first degree murder. She pled not guilty.

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