Attorney General Hill: Fetal remains are back home in Indiana

An investigation has revealed that the fetuses were aborted by Dr. Klopfer at Indiana clinics located in Fort Wayne, Gary and South Bend.

Posted: Oct 3, 2019 2:29 PM
Updated: Oct 4, 2019 10:27 AM

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WFFT) — Attorney General Curtis Hill announced Thursday that he has overseen the transportation of 2,246 aborted fetuses back to Indiana after they were discovered in September at the Illinois home of the late Dr. Ulrich Klopfer.

An investigation has revealed that the fetuses were aborted by Dr. Klopfer at Indiana clinics located in Fort Wayne, Gary and South Bend.

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The St. Joseph County Coroner’s Office assisted the Office of the Indiana Attorney General in bringing the remains back to Indiana, Hill said at a South Bend press conference.

“This investigation has been a team effort involving multiple offices and agencies since the day it began, and it remains a team effort as we proceed forward,” Hill said. “Our priority throughout this process is to give proper respect to the remains of these unborn children and to the women and families associated with them. We are still working through the decision-making process in regard to ultimate disposition of these remains, and we will continue to proceed with appropriate care and consideration at each step of the way. For now, we can simply let everyone know that these remains are back home in Indiana.”

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At this time authorities are not currently publicizing the location of the preserved fetuses.

"We have taken custody of the remains," said St. Joseph County Coroner Michael McGann. "We will treat them with due respect and will maintain their integrity until such time as we are directed with respect to their proper disposition. We appreciate the coordinated effort of our Attorney General’s office, his staff and the Will County (Illinois) Sheriff’s Office, who all worked so diligently to bring these remains back to Indiana."

The Office of the Indiana Attorney General says it is working to preserve and protect thousands of medical records found both at Dr. Klopfer’s Illinois home and at his abandoned Indiana abortion clinics.

They have also 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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