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New Jersey Recycling Center Employee Finds Fetus

UPDATE: The medical examiner's office released its findings


An employee of a South Jersey recycling center found a fetus Thursday afternoon.

The employee made the grisly discovery at ReCommunity Camden on Mt. Ephraim Avenue in Camden, according to the Camden County Prosecutors Office.

The prosecutor's office and Camden County Police investigated the incident. Investigators couldn't determine the gender of the fetus.

It wasn't clear where the fetus came from but the plant said that the truck that dropped it off likely did so earlier Thursday afternoon.

The fetus was mixed in with standard curbside recyclables including plastic bottles, cardboard and paper, said ReCommunity.

The recycling facility processes waste from across the region but most of the waste -- likely including the load where the fetus was found -- comes from South Jersey.

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