NewsLocal News


Police investigating 'suspicious deaths' of fetuses found at treatment plant on Harbor Drive

San Diego police
Posted at 3:48 PM, Apr 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-18 20:42:56-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- The San Diego Police Department’s homicide unit is investigating the "suspicious deaths" of two fetuses found in a treatment plant on Harbor Drive.

According to police, the discovery was made Thursday at a treatment plant on the 3500 block of East Harbor Drive. Police say they later discovered that the fetuses were twins.

The circumstances of the deaths are unknown at this time, police say.

“Of primary concern at this time is the welfare of the mother. The investigators are concerned the mother may have experienced some type of medical distress during the birthing process,” police said.

San Diego’s Medical Examiner is investigating the age of the fetuses as well as any “information regarding the condition of the fetuses during the birthing process.”

“Incidents like these are thankfully rare, but none the less tragic for everyone involved. The San Diego Police Department would like to remind everyone of the Safe Surrender Law, which allows for the anonymous surrender of a newborn to any emergency room or fire station to avoid babies from being hurt or killed due to abandonment,” the department said in a news release.

Anyone with information is being asked to call the San Diego Police Department at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.