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Human Remains of Fetus Found in Wayne House


Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Wayne Chief of Police Jack McNiff announce that on May 8, at approximately 5:45 p.m., police officers were dispatched to a residence in Wayne in response to a report that the remains of a human fetus had been discovered.  

The residents discovered the remains inside a storage container in their basement, and then contacted the authorities.

The Medical Examiner’s Office took custody of the remains, and an autopsy will be conducted as part of the investigation.

This investigation is active and ongoing.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact us on our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or or contact  the Wayne Police Detective Bureau at 973-694-0600.