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Fetus found in bathroom of Sherman Oaks supermarket

A fetus was found in the bathroom of a Sherman Oaks supermarket on Wednesday afternoon, and authorities are investigating, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The fetus was discovered around 3 p.m. by an employee of the Ralphs grocery store on Burbank Boulevard, said LAPD Officer Tony Im.

It was not immediately clear whether the incident was the result of a stillbirth or a miscarriage.

A woman who was in the store bathroom before the fetus was found was located and questioned by authorities, Im said. The fetus’ mother was later identified. Her name was not released.

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Police were still at Ralphs as of 6 p.m., but the store remained open.

laura.newberry@latimes.com | Twitter: @LauraMNewberry


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