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Prosecutor: No fetal remains found at site of former abortion clinic run by Ulrich Klopfer

Prosecutor: No fetal remains found at site of former abortion clinic run by Ulrich Klopfer

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- St. Joseph County Prosecutor Ken Cotter held a press conference Thursday morning about a search conducted at the former Women's Pavilion abortion clinic run by Dr. Ulrich Klopfer.

Cotter said their office has been working with the Indiana Attorney General's office and obtained a search warrant Wednesday for the former clinic building and a vacant lot in the 1200 block of Lincolnway.

Cotter said they searched the former clinic and found no fetal remains.

A cadaver dog assisted in a search of the vacant property on Lincolnway. No fetal remains were found at that location.

The Attorney General's office is going to be reviewing medical records from the clinic to determine whether fetal remains were disposed of properly.

Members of the Attorney General's office, including investigators and deputy AGs will be at the clinic on Thursday as part of the investigation.

Dr. Klopfer ran the Women's Pavilion clinic on Ironwood Circle until 2015 when its license was revoked by the state.

Klopfer's medical license was suspended in August 2016.

After Klopfer's death on September 3, family members discovered over 2,000 preserved remains in his garage.

Since the discovery, multiple lawmakers have called for an investigation into Klopfer's South Bend clinic.

During a press conference later in the afternoon, Illinois officials said the fetal remains will be sent to Indiana because it is believed the remains are from abortions performed in Indiana between 2000 and 2002.




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