A house of squalor in Blackstone

A woman faces charges after three infants were found dead in her home.

Blackstone father in ‘complete shock,’ friend says

BLACKSTONE — Crews today finished emptying a squalid home where authorities found the remains of three infants last week.

Finding cause of death for 3 Blackstone infants difficult

Working with little more than skeletal remains, the state medical examiner could face a significant challenge in determining the cause of death of the three newborns whose bodies were found in a Blackstone home last week, according to legal analysts, who say the review will be a critical part of the criminal prosecution of the suspected mother.

More serious charges may be next for Blackstone mother

Blackstone town officials said today they expect to spend $20,000 to clean up the squalid home where Erika L. Murray lived with four children and may have disposed of the remains of three infants.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/13/BostonGlobe.com/BCOM/Images/2014-09-12T162259Z_670074510_TM3EA9C0XVQ01_RTRMADP_3_USA-MASSACHUSETTS-CRIME.jpg Blackstone mom’s life was out of control, lawyer says

Erika Murray’s attorney said she did not perceive herself as neglectful of her two younger children.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/12/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/slider_2a0dc2da27cc4066ba460a9ee5f6d5c4-2a0dc2da27cc4066ba460a9ee5f6d5c4-0-10254.jpg The facts so far on the Blackstone child deaths

It’s not clear how the infants died, and the severity of the conditions described at the home have left many grasping for answers.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/12/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/tlumacki_blackstoneinfantdeaths_metro823.jpg Nondescript home provided disguise for house of horrors

From the outside, the home on St. Paul Street is the very definition of nondescript: two stories, small, gray, aluminum siding, a grill and some chairs on the front porch. a satellite dish around the back.

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One of the charges that Erika Murray faces was introduced more than 300 years ago and is the subject of a proposed update on Beacon Hill.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/12/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/erika150-10186.jpg Blackstone mother’s happy facade, hiding dark secrets

Erika Murray allegedly hid the existence of two ailing younger children — and the deaths of three infants in her home.

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Follow the case of Erika L. Murray, who is being held without bail on charges that she concealed the deaths of her children.

Yvonne Abraham

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/10/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/abrahamy_20131010[1].jpg How could nobody have known?

Authorities say they had no previous contact with the family. If someone did know, they didn’t report it.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/12/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/tlumacki_blackstoneinfantdeaths_metro610.jpg Blackstone woman charged with concealing deaths of three children whose remains found in home

BLACKSTONE — A Blackstone woman living in a squalid home where the remains of three infants were found is now charged with concealing the deaths of those children and is also believed to be the mother of four other children now in state custody, Blackstone police said today.