Jersey care home abuse victims were burned
Police believe children at the Jersey care home that is currently being searched were sexually assaulted, murdered and their bodies burned, according to evidence in a forthcoming report.
Detectives have been searching Haut de la Garenne for the past few months and are believed to have ‘compelling evidence’ that children’s bodies were burned in a furnace to cover up the abuse they endured.
According to reports the burned remains of the abuse victims were then swept into the soil floors of four separate cellars beneath the house, where they lay unnoticed for years.
Forensic scientists who have been searching the cellars, where victims who spent time in the care home say they were abused, have so far discovered 65 milk teeth and almost 100 pieces of bone that they believe was burned.
Police also uncovered a stone bath, blood spots, a pair of shackles and disturbing graffiti reading ‘I’ve been bad 4 years & years’.
One police source confirmed: ‘There’s no doubt in the minds of the detectives on this case that children were murdered in the home.
‘Officers believe they have compelling evidence that bodies were burnt in the home’s furnace then the remains swept into the soil floor in the cellars.’
A group of 40 suspects has been drawn up who are believed to be involved in the abuse over 40 years and three men have been charged with sex offences.