Remains of twin fetuses discovered at San Diego treatment plant


Twin human fetuses were discovered abandoned in a treatment plant on Harbor Drive in San Diego on Thursday, police said.

Little was immediately known about how the fetuses ended up at the plant, but due to the nature of the discovery, homicide detectives were investigating, San Diego police homicide Lt. Matt Dobbs said. The county Medical Examiner’s Office will try to determine the age of the fetuses and how they died.

“Of primary concern at this time is the welfare of the mother,” Dobbs said in a statement. “The investigators are concerned the mother may have experienced some type of medical distress during the birthing process.”

Police were notified Thursday about the discovery of a human fetus at an undisclosed treatment plant on Harbor Drive, but when investigators arrived, they discovered the remains were those of twins, Dobbs said.

“The investigation is in the very early stages at this time, and the circumstances surrounding the tragic (deaths) of the fetuses are unknown,” Dobbs said.The lieutenant said the incident is a reminder of California’s safe-surrender law , which allows for parents to anonymously surrender a baby to a fire station or emergency room within three days of birth — and allows the […]

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