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Dead Fetus Stillborn; No Charges Likely

Autopsy results released Monday conclude that a fetus found in a toilet by a plumber responding to the report of a blocked commode was stillborn.

“The mother probably will not be charged,” Sheriff’s Lt. Ron Wilkerson said. “At this point, it doesn’t look like there was any crime committed.”

The 18- to 20-week-old fetus was found about 4 p.m. Sunday in an apartment building in the 8200 block of Chapman Avenue, Wilkerson said.

Investigators said they interviewed the 37-year-old mother but don’t plan to arrest her because it appears the baby was dead before being placed in the toilet.

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