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Newly discovered fetal remains being processed for transport to Indiana

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill said now his office is trying to find out when Dr. Ulrich "George" Klopfer took the aborted babies from his Indiana clinics to his home.

Posted: Oct 14, 2019 10:14 PM
Updated: Oct 14, 2019 10:20 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - The 165 fetal remains found in the trunk of a car at a Chicago storage facility are in the process being brought to Indiana.

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill said now his office is trying to find out when Dr. Ulrich "George" Klopfer took the aborted babies from his Indiana clinics to his home.

More than 2,400 sets of fetal remains were found at properties linked to Dr. Klopfer since he died September 3.

"Both people who are pro-life and people who are pro-abortion are appalled by this behavior," said Hill.

Hill was in Fort Wayne Monday for the Allen County Right to Life annual banquet.

He said it's very likely the fetuses were aborted in Indiana since Klopfer ran clinics in Fort Wayne, South Bend and Gary.

"It's never been done before and there is no mechanism to deal with this," he said.

Hill said the 2,246 aborted babies found in Klopfer's garage are in South Bend with the 165 remains found Wednesday in the process of being returned in Indiana.

"We are in the process of working with the Will County, Illinois authorities on the same procedure and process we put in place," said Hill.

Many organizations are offering to help properly dispose of the fetuses.

Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne - South Bend Bishop Kevin Rhoades even offered they be burred at the Catholic Cemetery in Fort Wayne.

Hill told FOX 55 it's unlikely the remains will be returned to their mothers if the women come forward because the fetuses were aborted nearly 20 years ago.

"They should've been properly buried or cremated in Indiana, they weren't," he said.

Even though Klopfer is dead and can't be charged with a crime, Hill said investigators are trying to figure out how the remains ended up in Illinois.

"It is difficult to say right now if they were transported then or transported at some other time," said Hill.

Hill said his office will respect the privacy of Klopfers and not contact them.

However, the Office of the Attorney General 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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