UPDATE: Mum and dad of children found in shallow graves arrested in Spain

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SEARCH: 150 police and volunteers joined the search for the tragic tots. Credit: Twitter/Prot.Civil Godella

THE bodies of a five-month-old baby and her three-and-a-half year-old-sister have been found after their mother led police to their graves.

Initial reports from police – although forensic tests have not yet been carried out – say baby Amiel and Rachel showed obvious signs of violence compatible with them being beaten to death.

Their 25-year-old mother, Maria, and father Gabriel, a Belgian aged 26, have been arrested following the gruesome discovery in the Valencian municipality of Godella.

Around 150 police and Civil protection volunteers had conducted a search for the tots after they were reported missing yesterday (Thursday) at around 11.30am.

Guardia Civil spent four hours questioning the mother before she agreed to show them where the children had been buried, talking of a need for them to be “resuscitated.”  She was immediately afterwards arrested. Her partner , who according to police had been unable to talk coherently about the events, was later arrested.

The Court of Instruction number four of Paterna has opened an investigation against the parents for alleged homicide,

The Municipality of Godella has decreed three days of mourning and has called for a “rally of repulsion” at noon.

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