According to authorities, the investigation began with an anonymous tip early Saturday morning.
“The defendant was seen at work on (Thursday) and appeared to be pregnant and then was seen at work on (Saturday) and appeared not be pregnant with a completely different physical appearance,” Police Chief Mark Pote said in a criminal complaint.
Police interviewed Burkle, who agreed to go to the hospital and take a blood test, which indicated that she’d recently been pregnant. When questioned, Burkle told police she had given birth to twin girls, then told police where they could find the bodies.
According to the criminal complaint, Burkle stated that “she intended to end their lives and was not at any time intending that they would live.”
Officials say an autopsy on both girls has been conducted, but the results won’t be available for more than a month. After a quick trip to the hospital for treatment, Burkle was transported to the county jail. Bond has been set at $500,000.Tags: Infanticide, Iowa, Jackie Burkle, Murder