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Fetus found inside garbage truck

The News Leader

May 8, 2010 2:43:50 PM PDT
Prosecutors say the remains of a stillborn fetus have been found inside a trash truck in central New Jersey. Authorities initially believed the remains found around 8 a.m. in Middletown were those of a baby who had been born alive.

But Assistant Monmouth County Prosecutor Mike Cunningham says preliminary autopsy results showed that was not true, adding that the fetus was about 22 to 24 weeks old.

He says the case is no longer being investigated as a possible homicide.

Officials would not immediately provide further details, including how the remains ended up in the truck. They said the mother was juvenile who lived in Middletown, but would not disclose her name or any other personal information.


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