Corpse of Fetus Found in Hospital Laundry Delivery

Laundromat owner in Meshor Adumim discovers body in bundle sent over from Assaf Harofeh Hospital.

The corpse of a 7-month old fetus was found on Tuesday in a package of dirty laundry delivered from the Assaf Harofeh Hospital in Jerusalem.

The Laundromat owner in Meshor Adumim, near Jerusalem, discovered the fetus and immediately contacted police. Police are investigating the circumstances, but have released no details regarding the mother.

Earlier Tuesday, a 10-month-old baby was found abandoned in a cradle next to the Mahmoudia Mosque in Jaffa. Worshipers notified police, who brought the infant food and turned him over to welfare services.

Last December, an 11-year-old fetus was found inside a bucket at the entrance to the Har Hamenuchot cemetery in Jerusalem.

The fetus, found by a passerby, was taken to the Abu Kabir Institute for Forensic Medicine for an autopsy.

At first, the police thought the fetus was days old and had been abandoned by the mother. However, it became apparent later that the specimen was a fetus which died during childbirth and had possibly been used for research purposes over the course of the last 11 years without the parents' approval or knowledge.