PARK CITY, Utah, Aug. 5, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — A 28-year-old woman has been charged with two third-degree felony counts of desecration of a human body after the remains of two babies were discovered inside a closet in her Park City area home.
According to a probable cause statement filed in Summit County’s Third District Court, police were called on Aug. 8, 2015, to a home at 1287 Empire, where two heavily decomposed bodies had been found inside a plastic storage container.
Police say friends of Molly Frances Jojola had gone to her home “to remove all alcohol from the residence, specifically from Molly’s bedroom, before (she) arrived back home from rehab.
“When the friends … were going through Jojola’s bedroom, they observed a purple plastic Tupperware tub that was sealed with duct tape sitting in Jojola’s closet. They could smell a bad odor coming from the plastic tub.”
Court documents say when one of Jojola’s friends sent her a text message asking what was inside container, she told them “the tote contained the remains of two stillborn babies that she had given birth to in the past.”
Jojola allegedly told investigators she had given birth to the first stillborn in the shower of a New Claim condominium she’d lived in back in February of 2013. She said she did not know she was pregnant at the time.
Jojola also told detectives she’d given birth to a second stillborn two years later, in the bathtub of the home on Empire Avenue.
Detectives say Jojola admitted storing the remains of both stillborns inside the Tupperware container, which she put “in the back of her closet and kept concealed beneath blankets and other items.”
Prosecutors say forensic tests confirmed the children belonged to Jojola, but were unable to determine if the boy and girl were born alive.
Jojola has been living out of state pending trial.
Her first court appearance is set for Sept. 12.