- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 29, 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Authorities were digging in the backyard of a South Carolina home Tuesday after getting a tip a human fetus was buried there, officials said.

Several sources told Lexington Police a woman delivered the fetus in a home in Lexington and then drove over to a Columbia home and buried it in a backyard, Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green said in a statement.

Officers with shovels were seen in the backyard and dogs trained to find human remains arrived later Tuesday.

No remains had been found Tuesday afternoon, but the search continued, Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher said.

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