CHICAGO — More than 2,200 fetal remains were found at a dead doctor’s home in unincorporated Will County on Thursday, officials said.
While sifting through the doctor’s personal property, an attorney working for the family of the doctor found 2,246 “medically preserved fetal remains” at the doctor’s home, according to a statement from the Will County sheriff’s office.
The attorney representing relatives of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, who died Sept. 3, called the coroner’s office about 3:30 p.m. Thursday and asked that they provide proper removal.
When personnel arrived, they were directed to an area of the property where the fetal remains were located, and the coroner’s office took possession of the remains.
The doctor’s family is cooperating fully with this investigation, and there was “no evidence that any medical procedures were conducted at the property,” according to the statement.
An ongoing investigating is underway with the assistance of the Will County sheriff’s office and the Will County state’s attorney’s office.
According to The Associated Press, Klopfer performed abortions at a clinic in Gary, Indiana, at one time and was charged with a misdemeanor for failing to timely file a public report in Lake County, Ind., court. The charge was related to an abortion he performed in 2012 on a 13-year-old girl, court documents show.