Coroner: Not baby, but fetus found on Phila. porch

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Philadelphia Coroner's Office said on Monday that it was a fetus, not a fully-formed baby, that was found on a porch this weekend.

The fetus weighed less than two pounds, the coroner said, and would not have been from a viable birth.

Still, police are looking for the woman who carried the fetus, saying she may be in need of medical attention.

The discovery was made early Saturday morning on a porch in the 4900 block of North Marvine Street.

The fetus, an African-American girl who still had her umbilical cord attached, was wrapped in a brown bath towel.

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