A human fetus was found in a Natchez storage unit on Wednesday.
Adams County Coroner James Lee received a call to a storage unit near Liberty Road in Natchez at around 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 11. The remains of what appeared to be a fetus was found in a box of paper hand towels inside the storage unit.
Based on the initial examination, Lee estimated that the fetus is between 16 and 24 weeks into development.
“This was horrible that someone delivered a baby in that storage room and left it there,” Lee told the Natchez Democrat. “I just don’t know why a mother would do something like that.”
Police are currently working this case as a death investigation while awaiting results of autopsy, which will help investigators to understand how far along the pregnancy was as well as how long the fetus was held in the storage unit.
Natchez Police Chief Joseph Daughtry said that investigators are also concerned for the mother’s well-being, who likely would have needed medical attention after the event.