Report of Bangor woman carting fetus in bag probed

12:32 PM, Mar 4, 2013   |    comments
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BANGOR, Maine (AP) - Authorities in Maine are investigating whether a woman was carrying a fetus in a bag as she walked in downtown Bangor.

Sgt. Paul Edwards says police confronted the woman Friday afternoon after getting a call that she had a fetus. He says what appeared to be a fetus was inside a sealed plastic container the woman was carrying in a plastic grocery bag.

The state medical examiner was investigating the find Monday to determine whether it was indeed a fetus. Edwards says if it is, he hopes it will tell how old it is, whether it came from a miscarriage or an abortion, and who the mother is.

The woman was interviewed and released. No one was arrested, and no charges have been filed.

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