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Fetal remains found at Dr. Klopfer's home to be buried Wednesday

The fetal remains discovered at Dr. Ulrich Klopfer's home and properties in Illinois will be buried in South Bend on Wednesday, February 12, according to Attorney General Curtis Hill Jr.

A graveside service will be held at Southlawn Cemetery and Palmer Funeral Home on US 31 at 1 p.m.

Hill will speak at the service.

On September 12, 2019, 2,246 preserved fetal remains were found at Klopfer’s Illinois home when family members were going through his belongings following his death on September 3.

In October 2019, 165 fetal remains were found in the trunk of a car belonging to Dr. Klopfer during a search of other property owned by the doctor.

All of the remains were transferred to St. Joseph County in October.

The remains could not be identified based on the “poor condition” of the fetal remains and the “unreliable nature” of the found medical records, the Attorney General’s office said in a report issued in December.

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