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.

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 578494

Reported Deaths: 9202
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion798821282
Lake43601664
Allen31380537
Hamilton27675303
St. Joseph26409369
Elkhart23873336
Vanderburgh18192211
Tippecanoe16999116
Porter14183158
Johnson14120277
Hendricks13560236
Madison10312209
Vigo10297171
Clark9952128
Monroe8933105
Delaware8638129
LaPorte8589153
Kosciusko777375
Howard7712136
Warrick624990
Hancock621995
Bartholomew616094
Floyd5971105
Wayne5811155
Grant5716108
Dubois533570
Boone523167
Morgan501485
Marshall487084
Henry483262
Cass464959
Noble453956
Dearborn443343
Jackson410145
Shelby394376
Lawrence374172
Clinton359838
Gibson348556
DeKalb333063
Montgomery329150
Knox323339
Harrison317242
Miami305043
Steuben300740
Adams291635
Ripley287145
Wabash286345
Whitley286324
Huntington278757
Putnam278046
Jasper274933
White262038
Daviess255671
Jefferson242738
Fayette239248
Decatur237382
Greene229259
Posey225626
Wells225146
LaGrange222061
Scott212837
Clay212432
Randolph204940
Jennings188635
Sullivan185831
Spencer176917
Fountain175125
Washington170216
Starke169241
Jay160521
Fulton156829
Owen155536
Carroll150115
Orange146333
Rush145618
Vermillion141633
Perry141327
Franklin139333
Parke12718
Tipton126232
Pike111325
Blackford105122
Pulaski93636
Newton87820
Brown84428
Benton83010
Crawford7229
Martin68013
Warren6427
Switzerland6035
Union6033
Ohio4547
Unassigned0372

Ohio Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 807293

Reported Deaths: 9990
CountyCasesDeaths
Franklin95508704
Cuyahoga80262964
Hamilton59783436
Montgomery40858396
Summit32488697
Lucas29495575
Butler29100225
Stark24048388
Warren18471135
Lorain17563207
Mahoning16430334
Lake14941134
Clermont14703103
Delaware1349574
Licking12353132
Trumbull12096297
Fairfield1184280
Greene11338132
Medina10815164
Clark10334261
Wood9742153
Allen9355126
Miami867373
Portage8628104
Richland8604111
Marion7231112
Tuscarawas6987172
Columbiana6922124
Pickaway689050
Wayne6599162
Muskingum648939
Erie5729117
Hancock529088
Ross518287
Scioto508753
Geauga469955
Darke450589
Ashtabula431467
Union422327
Mercer419485
Lawrence417051
Sandusky413262
Auglaize407059
Shelby404621
Seneca404354
Huron399738
Jefferson391565
Belmont378140
Putnam359370
Washington357039
Athens35469
Madison331128
Knox329022
Ashland322538
Fulton319043
Defiance311476
Crawford306769
Preble306434
Brown289617
Logan284828
Ottawa275534
Clinton272741
Williams265757
Highland255618
Jackson250743
Guernsey234625
Champaign233727
Fayette218929
Morrow21754
Holmes215562
Perry215317
Henry206147
Hardin200932
Coshocton194517
Van Wert193744
Wyandot186948
Gallia186226
Adams160815
Pike160116
Hocking157423
Carroll143216
Paulding137521
Noble116138
Meigs99021
Monroe93827
Harrison8428
Morgan75826
Vinton64013
Unassigned00
Fort Wayne
Cloudy
25° wxIcon
Hi: 39° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 19°
Angola
Cloudy
27° wxIcon
Hi: 37° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 27°
Huntington
Cloudy
26° wxIcon
Hi: 39° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 26°
Fort Wayne
Mostly Cloudy
25° wxIcon
Hi: 39° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 19°
Lima
Partly Cloudy
28° wxIcon
Hi: 40° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 23°
Cloudy Saturday
WFFT Radar
WFFT Temperatures
WFFT National

Community Events