Ulrich Klopfer

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — More than 2,400 sets of fetal remains found last year in the Illinois garage and a car of an Indiana abortion doctor after he died will be buried Wednesday at a northern Indiana cemetery.

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill’s office said Monday the 2,411 sets of fetal remains will be “memorialized” at a graveside service at Southlawn Cemetery and Palmer Funeral Home in South Bend.

Fetal Remains At Abortion Doc's Properties Can't Be ID'd

Dec 31, 2019
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A preliminary report from Indiana's attorney general says shoddy record-keeping and the degraded condition of more than 2,400 sets of fetal remains found at properties owned by a late Indiana abortion doctor mean those remains cannot be identified.


UPDATE: Thursday the St. Joseph Co. Prosecutor's Office released a statement to emphasize that no fetal remains associated with Dr. Ulrich Klopfer have been found locally. Here is the statement: 

St. Joseph County – Yesterday, authorities announced that additional fetal remains werelocated in a vehicle (belonging to Dr. Klopfer) in Illinois. In order to dispel concerns or rumorsconcerning St. Joseph County, this Office advises that no fetal remains have been found inSt. Joseph County. All buildings, properties, and vehicles affiliated with the Women’s Pavilionor Dr. Kloper have been searched. The Indiana Office of the Attorney General, in thefurtherance of its ongoing investigation, has continued its presence off and on at theWomen’s Pavilion. However, no fetal remains have been recovered in St. Joseph County.This matter remains an Attorney General investigation.


Additional fetal remains were found Wednesday on properties owned by the late Dr. Ulrich Klopfer who performed abortions in Gary, South Bend and Fort Wayne. 

Jennifer Weingart / WVPE Public Radio


The fetal remains found in a late abortion provider’s Illinois garage have been moved to St. Joseph County, Indiana. 

After doctor Ulrich Klopfer died in early September more than 2,200 medically preserved fetal remains were found stored in his garage. 

Patient Records Found At Closed Indiana Abortion Clinics

Sep 20, 2019
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the discovery of fetal remains at the Illinois home of a former Indiana abortion doctor (all times local):

Jennifer Weingart / WVPE Public Radio


No additional fetal remains have been found after a search of two St. Joseph County properties.

Law enforcement officers from multiple agencies are searching the two properties in St. Joseph County in the Ulrich Klopfer investigation. The doctor performed abortions in Indiana before his license was suspended in 2016.