NewsPublic Affairs / October 3, 2019

Fetal Remains in Klopfer Case Moved to Indiana

Fetal Remains in Klopfer Case Moved to IndianaIndiana Attorney General Curtis Hill said the remains were moved to Indiana because the St. Joseph County coroner was the first to step forward with the capacity for the investigation.St. Joseph County, Curtis Hill, Ulrich Klopfer, abortion2019-10-03T00:00:00-04:00
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Fetal Remains in Klopfer Case Moved to Indiana

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill gives an update on the Ulrich Klopfer investigation at the County-City Building in South Bend on Thursday, October 3, 2019.

Jennifer Weingart/WVPE Public Radio

The fetal remains found in a late abortion provider’s Illinois garage have been moved to St. Joseph County, Indiana. 

After Dr. Ulrich Klopfer died in early September more than 2,200 medically preserved fetal remains were found stored in his garage. 

Klopfer performed abortions in South Bend, Gary and Fort Wayne until his license was suspended in 2016.

The remains were transferred to the St. Joseph County coroner on Wednesday.

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is heading the investigation.

“Will it produce the answers that people want? Probably not. Will it produce the closure that everybody needs? Probably not," Hill said. "But it will produce a transparent process moving forward on what we can do to correct a bad situation and provide as much human dignity as we can under the circumstances.”

Hill said documentation found shows the remains were from abortions performed between 2000 and 2002.

He said the remains were moved to St. Joseph County not because they know they came from here originally, but because the county coroner was the first to step forward with the capacity for the investigation.

 

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