The family of a doctor who operated a clinic in Indiana sifted through his personal belongings after his death and found 2,246 medically preserved fetal remains, authorities said.
Dr. Ulrich Klopfer died on September 3. He ran a women’s health facility in South Bend that included abortion clinics – before his license was suspended in 2015, according to CNN affiliate WNDU. The remains were found Thursday at his home in Will County, Illinois, about 45 miles from Chicago, local media said.
An attorney representing the doctor’s family called the Will County coroner’s office on September 12 to inform them the family had discovered what appeared to be the remains of fetuses and asked for assistance in removing them, the Will County Sheriff’s Office said.
Detectives arrived at the address and the coroner’s office took the remains. The family is cooperating with the investigation.
There is no evidence any medical procedures were conducted at the doctor’s property, according to the sheriff’s office.