Fetuses found in garbage, waste treatment plant

- Two fetuses were discovered within a few blocks of each other in Manhattan on Thursday, according to police.  The discoveries come just days after another fetus was found in Queens.

Just before 3:30 p.m., the NYPD responded to Bellevue Hospital in the Kips Bay neighborhood.  They were told a woman might have disposed of a fetus uptown.

Police searched the area in front of 1457 Amsterdam Avenue in Harlem and found a fetus inside of a garbage can.  The age and gender of the baby was unclear.

Later in the day, a worker called them after finding a fetus at the wastewater plant on the Hudson River by West 135th Street.  Police found the baby of unknown age and gender unconscious and unresponsive within the facility.  EMS responded and were not able to revive the baby.

The NYC Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death in both cases and no arrests had been made.

There have been three babies found dead in the city in the past week.  Earlier this week the body of a baby was found in South Ozone Park, Queens.  No other details were available in that case.

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