The Latest: No fetal remains found at closed abortion clinic

The Latest on investigations that followed the discovery of fetal remains at the Illinois home of a former Indiana abortion (all times local)::

Posted: Sep 19, 2019 12:23 PM
Updated: Sep 19, 2019 2:21 PM

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - The Latest on investigations that followed the discovery of fetal remains at the Illinois home of a former Indiana abortion (all times local):

MORE: FORT WAYNE POLICE RAID CLOSED ABORTION CLINIC

1:20 p.m.

Authorities are searching a second shuttered Indiana abortion clinic once operated by a late abortion doctor whose Illinois property was found to contain more than 2,200 medically preserved fetal remains.

A spokeswoman for Fort Wayne, Indiana, said that city police assisted the Indiana attorney general's office in obtaining a warrant for Thursday's search of the former clinic where Dr. Ulrich Klopfer once performed abortions.

Police spokeswoman Sofia Rosales-Scatena says she doesn't know what officers found there Thursday or what they were looking for.

Authorities in South Bend, Indiana, conducted a similar search Thursday at a former clinic that Klopfer had operated there.

Klopfer also had operated a clinic in Gary, Indiana.

12:01 p.m.

A northern Indiana prosecutor says authorities found no fetal remains during a search of a shuttered South Bend abortion clinic once operated by a late abortion doctor whose Illinois property was found to contain more than 2,200 medically preserved fetal remains.

St. Joseph County Prosecutor Ken Cotter says police, prosecutors and members of the Indiana attorney general's office served a search warrant Thursday morning at the former South Bend abortion clinic where Dr. Ulrich Klopfer had performed abortions.

Cotter said during a news conference outside the building that boxes of medical records were found inside, but that "based on what we have seen so far there are no fetal remains here."

He says a vacant lot was also searched in the northern Indiana city.

Cotter says the investigation at those properties is ongoing.

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12:09 a.m.

Officials whose offices are investigating the discovery of more than 2,200 medically preserved fetal remains at an Illinois house of a late doctor who had performed abortions for decades in Indiana will hold a news conference to discuss the case.

The Will County Sheriff's Office says the sheriff, county coroner and the county's top prosecutor will speak at 1:30 p.m. CDT Thursday outside the sheriff's office in Joliet.

They will talk about elements of the investigation including the search of the home of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, who died Sept. 3, and how the remains were stored.

The news conference marks the first time the officials will gather to discuss the case since last week when the remains were discovered inside a garage of the Will County residence.


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