Coroner: Fetus found at wastewater treatment plant

- A very early term human fetus was found Tuesday night at the Sugar Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. 

Officers responded to the plant located along Closeburn Road at 8:24 p.m. regarding an employee who had found a possible fetus in the water filtration system. 

When CMPD officers arrived on scene, they confirmed that a very early term human fetus had been located in the solid waste materials that had been filtered out of the incoming water system.

Homicide detectives were initially called in, however the death has been ruled natural with no indication of foul play at this time, according to the Medical Examiner's initial findings. 

 

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