Mississippi coroner: Remains of baby found in storage unit

Published 10:24 am Thursday, August 12, 2021

Mississippi officials are investigating the discovery of what appeared to be a the remains of a human fetus found in a storage unit in Natchez.

Adams County Corner James Lee said that he was called to a storage unit at 6 p.m. Wednesday to investigate the discovery of “what appeared to be a fetus in a box of paper hand towels” in a storage unit near Liberty Road.

“This was horrible that someone delivered a baby in that storage room and left it there,” Lee said.

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Lee said he estimates that the gestational age of the fetus is between 16 and 24 weeks old.

“I just don’t know why a mother would do something like that,” Lee said.