AG Curtis Hill pledges fetal remains will receive ‘proper dignity and respect’ following hoarding at doctor’s residence

Attorney General Curtis Hill Announces phone number and email address for use by anyone with possible connections to remains

Posted: Sep 20, 2019 4:49 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (WFFT) — Attorney General Curtis Hill said Friday that his office will transport the remains of 2,246 fetuses back to Indiana after they were discovered earlier this month at the Illinois home of the late Dr. Ulrich Klopfer.

A preliminary investigation indicates all the fetuses were aborted by Dr. Klopfer at Indiana clinics located in Fort Wayne, Gary and South Bend.

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Attorney General Hill announced that his office has set up a phone number and email address for the specific use of anyone with possible connections to the fetal remains who may wish to inquire.

The email address is questions@atg.in.gov, and the phone number is (317) 234-6663.

“We are going to continue this matter to determine as best we can exactly what happened here,” Attorney General Hill said at a press conference. “But in the meantime, I can tell you that we are going to bring our babies home and make sure they are treated with the proper dignity and respect deserving of anyone.”

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Following Dr. Klopfer's Sept. 3 death, Illinois authorities on Sept. 12 learned that family members going through his belongings found the preserved fetal remains stored at his residence.

Since learning the fetuses are from Indiana, Illinois officials have turned over information and evidence to the Office of the Indiana Attorney General.

The preliminary investigation has revealed that the fetuses were aborted from the years 2000 to 2002.

On Thursday, the Office of the Indiana Attorney General executed search warrants at the three Indiana locations and took possession of records left at those properties.

No additional fetal remains were discovered in Indiana.

“We have a concern about the abandoned records,” Attorney General Hill said. “Folks who use these clinics have a high degree of expectation of privacy and confidentiality. . . . It’s deplorable now that folks who went into this procedure, no matter how you feel about this procedure, have to relive that moment with such uncertainty about the final disposition of the aborted fetus," Hill explained.

At the press conference, Attorney General Hill also announced that his office has set up a phone number and email address for the specific use of anyone with possible connections to the fetal remains who may wish to inquire.

The email address is questions@atg.in.gov, and the phone number is (317) 234-6663.

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