An investigation is underway after the remains of a human fetus were discovered Sunday afternoon in the basement of a New Jersey home, officials announced Monday.
Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Wayne Chief of Police Jack McNiff jointly announced that around 5:45 p.m. police responded to a home in Wayne following a report that the remains of a human fetus had been discovered.
According to officials, the residents discovered the remains inside a storage container in their basement and contacted the authorities.
The Medical Examiner’s Office took custody of the remains and will conduct an autopsy.
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Additional information was not immediately available.
Authorities ask anyone with additional information to contact the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office at 1-877-370-PCPO or the Wayne Police Detective Bureau at 973-694-0600.