Cops search two shuttered abortion clinics of late doctor whose home contained 2,200 fetuses

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Two shuttered Indiana abortion clinics once operated by a late doctor whose Illinois property was found to contain more than 2,200 medically preserved fetal remains were searched by authorities on Thursday.

St. Joseph County Prosecutor Ken Cotter said police, prosecutors and members of the Indiana attorney general’s office served a search warrant Thursday morning at the former clinics where Dr. Ulrich Klopfer once performed abortions.

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A search of one of the clinics in South Bend yielded boxes of medical records, but no fetal remains were found inside.

‘At this point I can tell you that there are no fetal remains here. They’re still investigating, they’re still looking, but there does not appear to be any fetal remains here,’ Cotter said during a news conference outside the building.

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Cotter said Indiana’s attorney general’s office is reviewing whether medical records at the shuttered South Bend clinic had been properly disposed of and reviewed.

Authorities are now said to be searching a second clinic nearby, though no further updates have been issued while the investigation continues.

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Pictures show officers from Fort Wayne PD near the doorway and in the parking lot outside a vacant building beyond a line of police caution tape. Cadaver dogs were also reportedly at the scene.

Dr. Ulrich Klopfer died on September 3. It was when family members were clearing out his home days later that they discovered 2,246 medically preserved fetuses.

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Illinois authorities confirmed Thursday that all of the fetuses were aborted between 2000 and 2002 and were conducted in Indiana, at a time when Klopfer was working in the state.

They said that the fetal remains will be sent to Indiana, where authorities there are investigating.

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State's Attorney James Glasgow says Will County authorities will cooperate with Indiana investigators but it appears that the only laws that Klopfer may have violated were on disposal of...
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