Dead, burned fetus found near Phoenix homeless camp

Police officers responding to a call about a possibly injured child discovered a dead and burned fetus in the middle of a Phoenix street.

The officers found the fetus about 1 a.m. Saturday in an area containing the city’s largest homeless encampment, just west of downtown, Phoenix Police said in a news release. The fetus had an estimated gestational age of between 20 and 24 weeks, the release said.

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Police found a dead and burned fetus near a large homeless encampment in Phoenix, Arizona, on Saturday.

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The Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an examination to determine the cause of death, authorities said.