WILL COUNTY, Ill. (WGN) -- Indiana authorities announced Wednesday additional fetal remains were found on the Illinois property of a late abortion doctor.
Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill said in a statement the latest remains were found “within the confines of additional personal properties associated with the late Dr. Ulrich Klopfer.”
Hill did not indicate specifically where the remains were found but a statement from Will County authorities said the additional remains were found in a vehicle owned by Klopfer and stored on a lot in Dolton.
The sheriff's office said they searched the eight vehicles, and in a late-1990s Mercedes Benz, they found five plastic bags and one box that contained numerous medically preserved fetal remains.
Klopfer lived in Will County, Illinois and performed at his Fort Wayne, South Bend and Gary clinics. He died last month.
Relatives cleaning out Klopfer’s garage after his Sept. 3 death found more than 2,200 preserved fetal remains. Will County officials said that the fetal material was from abortions performed in 2000, 2001 and 2002 in Indiana. Those remains were transferred to the St. Joseph County coroner’s office.
The Will County Sheriff said the remains found in the car in Dolton "were preserved, packaged, and marked similarly to the previous fetal remains discovered at the Klopfer residence."