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Fetus found in wastewater at Mobile treatment plant

Police say a premature fetus was found Wednesday night at a wastewater treatment facility in...
Police say a premature fetus was found Wednesday night at a wastewater treatment facility in Mobile, according to police.(WAFB)
Published: Nov. 19, 2021 at 10:05 AM CST
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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Police say a premature fetus was found Wednesday night at a wastewater treatment facility in Mobile, according to police.

A worker with the Mobile Area Water and Sewer System discovered the fetus in a machine that screens wastewater at the plant, news outlets reported.

“We can confirm a premature fetus was found during a cleanup at MAWSS Sewage & Water Treatment Center,” a Mobile Police Department spokesperson told news outlets.

Homicide detectives were called to the facility to investigate.

No other details, including the developmental age of the fetus, have been released.

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