WASHINGTON - D.C. Police made a stunning discovery near the old D.C. General Hospital facility that closed in 2001. According to investigators, an unnamed photographer found the remains of a fetus while taking pictures in the area a few weeks ago.
As a hobby, the photographer was part of a group that explores abandoned government and private buildings.
He told investigators he was in a ground floor autopsy office where he found files and documents. He reported finding two containers; one labeled “Babies That Have Been Autopsied” and one with a human baby inside.
The photographer alleges he called Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton's office and talked to an aide who never got back to him.
He later reported this to The Washington Post.
The newspaper called D.C. Council Member Tommy Wells because the hospital is in his district. Wells called D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier and they started a search and found the fetus.
D.C. General Hospital is closed and the property currently houses a homeless shelter and offices that provide services for substance abuse and sexually transmitted diseases.
FOX 5 talked to D.C. Council Member David Catania, who is on the health committee. He says they don't know enough facts to comment on this at this point.
The fetus has been taken to the Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy. It is unclear when the autopsy will be complete.