- Associated Press - Saturday, March 8, 2014

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - West Texas authorities say they have closed their investigation into a fetus found last month in a park.

The El Paso Times reports (https://bit.ly/1cEKYtl ) the medical examiner’s office determined the fetus was 17-weeks-old and was not capable of surviving.

The fetus weighed 2.5 ounces, showed early signs of mummification and was buried in a local park. It was found Feb. 14 by an El Paso family walking their dog. Neither gender nor cause of death was determined. The mother has not been located.


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A police spokesman told the newspaper that officials closed the investigation because the fetus was determined to be non-viable.

The fetus, named “Baby Socorro,” was given a funeral Thursday by the Catholic Diocese of El Paso.



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Information from: El Paso Times, https://www.elpasotimes.com

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