“Uncharted territory” were the words the Indiana attorney general used to describe the finding of 165 fetal remains in the trunk of a car that belonged to a recently deceased abortion doctor in Illinois, brings the count to 2,411.
Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, a former physician, died early last month at the age of 79. He was a hoarder during his life, and his family discovered after he died in September that he had stashed away fetal remains in cardboard boxes piled in his garage, The Washington Examiner reported.
On Wednesday, the Indiana attorney general’s office announced the latest finding, discovered in a lot in Dolton, Illinois, that Klopfer owned, which had eight other cars parked in it.
The remains are believed to be from abortions conducted in 2002, said Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill. The initial remains, 2,246 of them, were transported to Indiana from Illinois on Oct. 2.
Hill said they were “following the same protocol for these additional 165 fetal remains that we have already established. We remain committed to ensuring that all these unborn children receive a respectful final disposition here in Indiana.”
Klopfer was said to previously perform abortions throughout clinics in South Bend, Gary, and Fort Wayne, Illinois, spanning decades.
“Police haven’t found evidence that Klopfer performed abortions on his property or that he performed illegal abortions, but he lost his medical license a few years before he died for poor record-keeping, flouting Indiana laws about waiting periods, and failing to report instances where girls sought abortions after being raped,” according to the Washington Examiner.