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Report: Thousands of fetal remains found in Indiana abortion doctors home unidentifiable

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WPTA21) - Attorney General Curtis Hill released his preliminary report on the investigation of Ulrich Klopfer, the Indiana abortion doctor who died earlier this year.

The Attorney General's office has been investigating the findings of the fetal remains since September of 2019.

Hill called the findings, "Troubling and a shock to the state and nation."


2,245 fetal remains were found in the late doctor's garage of his home in Illinois, in individual bags inside more than 70 boxes.

The remains were from abortions performed by Doctor Klopfer in his clinics in South Bend, Gary, and Fort Wayne.

After more searches of Klopfer's properties, officials found an additional 165 fetal remains in the trunk of one of his vehicles, bringing the total number of remains found to 2,411.

After an extensive investigation Attorney General Hill's office said it found that the fetal remains can't be identified due to the "poor condition of the fetal remains an unreliable nature of the accompanying records."

The Attorney General's office also said it wasn't able to independently verify the identities of the remains.

In Attorney General Hill's initial report he said the remains were likely from abortions performed by Klopfer from 2000-2002, but in his report filed Tuesday morning, he now says the remains seem to be from abortions performed from 2000-2003.


Kaitlyn Kendall

Kaitlyn Kendall anchors ABC21 news at 5 and is the chief investigative reporter for the stations Digging Deeper team.

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