The Indiana Attorney General’s office reports additional fetal remains were recently discovered in Illinois that are believed to be linked to abortions performed by late Dr. Ulrich Klopfer.
Klopfer performed abortions at Indiana clinics in Fort Wayne, Gary and South Bend.
On Sept. 12, shortly following Klopfer’s death, family members discovered 2,246 preserved fetal remains at his residence.
Attorney General Curtis Hill released the following statement Wednesday afternoon:
“Today we were notified by authorities in Illinois that family members this morning found additional fetal remains as they continued to sort through the late doctor’s belongings,” Attorney General Hill said. “We have dispatched investigators to Illinois to gather facts, but we anticipate simply adding these remains into the protocol we have already set up for dealing with these disturbing circumstances.”
Members of the Will County Sheriff’s Office report Klopfer’s family members discovered the remains while searching several of the late doctor’s vehicles.
Klopfer had stored eight vehicles in an outdoor gated lot for more than six years. In the trunk of one late 1990s Mercedes Benz, police found five plastic bags and one box containing fetal remains.
On Oct. 2, Hill oversaw the transportation of the previously discovered fetuses back to Indiana from Will County, Illinois.
Hill also announced that his office has set up a phone number and email address for the specific use of anyone with possible connections to the fetal remains. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and the phone number is (317) 234-6663.