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Detectives searching for mother after fetus found in Hawthorne dumpster

Police are looking for a woman whose fetus was found in a dumpster behind a gym in Hawthorne on Friday morning, authorities said.

The fetus was discovered behind Coast Fitness on El Segundo Boulevard about 7:30 a.m., said Hawthorne police Lt. Jim Royer.

Detectives will canvass the area to search for witnesses. No arrests have been made, Royer said.

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The Los Angeles County coroner was headed to the scene as well, he added.

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