Additional fetal remains found on properties belonging to Dr. Klopfer, Attorney General Hill says

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INDIANAPOLIS (WEHT) – Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill said additional fetal remains were found within the confines of additional personal properties associated with the late Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, who performed abortions at Indiana clinics located in Fort Wayne, Gary, and South Bend.

Hill said around 10 a.m. Wednesday, members of the Will County, Illinois Sheriff’s Office discovered the remains while searching several vehicles owned by Dr. Klopfer and kept at a business property in Dolton, Illinois.

Dr. Klopfer had stored the vehicles in an outdoor gated lot for more than six years, according to the Will County Sheriff’s Office.

At the property, investigators found a total of eight cars belonging to Dr. Klopfer. In the trunk of one late 1990s Mercedes Benz, they found five plastic bags and one box containing fetal remains, Hill said.

The investigation into the remains began when Illinois authorities learned family members had found fetal remains at Dr. Klopfer’s residence on September 12.

On October 2, Attorney General Hill oversaw the transportation of 2,246 aborted fetuses back to Indiana from Will County, Illinois.

“Today we were notified by authorities in Illinois that family members this morning found additional fetal remains as they continued to sort through the late doctor’s belongings,” Attorney General Hill said. “We have dispatched investigators to Illinois to gather facts, but we anticipate simply adding these remains into the protocol we have already set up for dealing with these disturbing circumstances.”

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(This story was originally published on October 9, 2019)

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