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Search warrants detail clues in case of mother accused of stabbing 4 children

Picture of Gardner as she's transported by SCSO deputies. (Source: WMC Action News 5) Picture of Gardner as she's transported by SCSO deputies. (Source: WMC Action News 5)
Deputies outside the home on July 1. (Source: Chopper 5) Deputies outside the home on July 1. (Source: Chopper 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Search warrants detail the items investigators removed from the home of the mother who's charged with stabbing her four children to death.

Three separate search warrants detailed the things found at Shanynthia Gardner's home, her car, and her computer.

Gardner is the woman accused of stabbing her four children to death on July 1 inside her home at the Greens at Irene Apartments.

"I can't imagine someone killing their kids like that," neighbor Tavey Anthony said.

Deputies are now looking for any and all evidence connected to the children's murders.

One search warrant details how investigators swabbed for 12 separate DNA samples and found nearly 50 items connected to the stabbings.

Investigators removed a pill bottle with red and blue pills, steak knives, a silver folding razor knife, and a bottle containing marijuana.

"They have right to get to the bottom of the case," Anthony said. "Trying to figure out, you know if she had mental issues or something like that. Or was she being treated for mental health issues."

Investigators also confiscated three action figures, sections of carpet, and the car seat where the youngest victim was found dead.

Gardner's computer is also now in the hands of investigators. 

All of these things are potential clues that could help answer the question everyone is asking: Why did a mother do this to her children?

"I don't think they'll ever know why, because only she knows why," Anthony said.

SCSO confirms the mom is still being held in a mental health facility at this time.

Her next court date is scheduled for July 26. 

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