Gruesome Find in Russian Forest: 248 Fetuses
They were preserved in formaldehyde
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 24, 2012 8:47 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Villagers in Russia's south Urals have stumbled upon a gruesome discovery—four barrels containing 248 human fetuses left in a forest. Police in the Sverdlovsk region said today the fetuses, preserved in formaldehyde, were kept in barrels with tags containing surnames and numbers. Police suspects that one of the four local hospitals is responsible for dumping them. The fetuses were found a few miles away from a highway linking the region's capital, Yekaterinburg, with another big city, Nizhny Tagil.