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Dead Fetus Found in Parking Lot

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Orlando police say the fetus found in a parking lot Tuesday night was preserved, not recently born or aborted, and they're trying to figure out where it came from.

Authorities say the Orange-Osceola Medical Examiner's office determined it was preserved.

Detective Joel Wright says the fetus, which appeared to be about five months old, was found by a street sweeper in a strip-mall parking lot.

Officials say the fetus was next to a white container that seems to have a serial number on it, perhaps indicating it came from a medical lab or clinic.

Sergeant Brian Gilliam says the fetus wasn't injured, and is presumed to have been stillborn.

Investigators say the gender and race of the fetus have not been determined, but an autopsy is expected to be complete by the end of the day.


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