Attorneys Find Aborted Fetuses Stored Alongside ‘Rodent Droppings’ in Indiana

Victor Westerkamp
By Victor Westerkamp
January 3, 2020USshare
Attorneys Find Aborted Fetuses Stored Alongside ‘Rodent Droppings’ in Indiana
Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill holds a press conference at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. (Michelle Pemberton/The Indianapolis Star via AP)

The Attorney General investigation into the remains of the late “horror” Illinois abortionist Dr. Ulrich Klopfer reports fetal remains stashed in the trunk of a car among rodent’s feces.

According to the Preliminary Report (pdf) by the Office of the Attorney General of Indiana, the remains were found during a search of one of the cars that were owned or rented by Dr. Klopfer. Klopfer lost his medical license in 2016, for “poor record-keeping, failure to provide appropriate anesthesia to patients, and performing abortions on thirteen-year-old patients without proper reporting.”

Authorities in Illinois discovered additional fetal remains on October 9 stashed in a car that had belonged to Dr. Klopfer who performed abortions in Indiana, a month after his death led to the discovery of more than 2,200 other sets of remains in his garage in Illinois.

“Detectives with the Will County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search of numerous vehicles owned by Dr. Klopfer in Dolton, Illinois,” The statement said. “In one vehicle’s trunk compartment, a late 1990’s Mercedes Benz, there were five plastic bags and one box that contained 165 medically preserved fetal remains intermingled with bits of garbage and rodent droppings.”

Klopfer operated three clinics in Indiana, all of which were littered with trash, personal belongings and boxes. “among boxes of personal items, rusting cars, multitudes of soda cans, and other random garbage stacked high to the ceiling,” the investigation said.

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In a photograph obtained by Reuters, a fetus lies alongside a government evidence marker.
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Ulrich Klopfer in Indiana
Ulrich Klopfer in South Bend, Ind., on Dec. 1, 2015. (WNDU-TV via AP)

“The remains recovered were preserved, packaged, and marked similarly to the previous fetal remains discovered at the Klopfer residence,” according to the sheriff’s department statement. Officials said all the remains and related information found by investigators coincide with the 2000-2002 period when Klopfer was performing abortions in Indiana.

Klopfer performed abortions at Indiana clinics located in Fort Wayne, Gary, and South Bend. He died on Sept. 3, 2019.

Hill has pointed out Klopfer had a record of maintaining “deplorable conditions” and violating regulatory controls at his clinics.

 

Associated Press contributed to this report

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