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Woman killed, fetus cut from body

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  • Pregnant woman found slain; unborn child taken from womb, police say
  • Police found body of Darlene Haynes in apartment closet
  • Infant may still be alive, but requires medical attention, authorities say
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(CNN) -- Police are searching for someone who killed a woman in her Massachusetts apartment and cut an 8-month-old fetus from her body.

Officers found Darlene Haynes wrapped in bedding in a bedroom closet, according to authorities.

Officers found Darlene Haynes wrapped in bedding in a bedroom closet, according to authorities.

Officers found Darlene Haynes dead after neighbors complained about a stench coming from her Worcester apartment.

The 23-year-old was found in the closet of a bedroom, wrapped in bedding, according to authorities. She was last seen on Thursday, police said.

Haynes had been dead for several days, police said. During an autopsy, police learned that a fetus had been removed from the woman's body.

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Police say the missing infant could survive, but would need immediate medical attention. Video Watch neighbors describe victim »

A friend of Haynes told CNN affiliate WHDH that she had received a text message from Haynes at 11:20 p.m. Thursday that said she was having wine coolers with a friend at her apartment. That was the last she heard from her.

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