Wednesday, June 29, 2005


HARWINTON (AP) -- A human fetus, with the umbilical cord still attached, was discovered Tuesday at a sewage treatment plant.

The fetus was discovered in a screen at the Torrington Area Water Treatment Facility which serves the Torrington, Hartford and Litchfield areas, police said.

Medical personnel believe the fetus was in the first trimester, said Sgt. J. Paul Vance, a spokesman for the state police.

The fetus was taken to the chief medical examiner's office for examination.

Several witness have been interviewed and detectives have specific leads in their investigation, Vance said.

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