2K Aborted Fetuses Found in Thai Temple

Count soars as police charge woman, 2 morticians in case
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 19, 2010 11:24 AM CST

Some 2,002 aborted fetuses have now been discovered in a Buddhist temple in Bangkok, up from the 340 reported earlier. “We think that they might have arrived here about a year ago,” said the head of the investigation team. Authorities have arrested a woman on charges of performing illegal abortions and opening an unlicensed clinic; two morticians charged in the case could be jailed for a year if convicted of hiding bodies, CNN reports.

“From our interrogation of the morticians, they admitted that they have been receiving fetuses for about four years, and they told us that they kept the fetuses until they dried up, so it is easy to burn them," said the investigator. (More fetus stories.)

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