More than 2000 medically preserved foetal remains have been found at the Illinois home of a former Indiana abortion clinic doctor who died last week.
The Will County Sheriff's Office said in a news release late on Friday that a lawyer for Dr Ulrich Klopfer's family contacted the coroner's office on Thursday about possible foetal remains being found at the home in an unincorporated part of Will County in northeastern Illinois.
The sheriff's office said authorities found 2246 preserved foetal remains but there's no evidence medical procedures were performed at the home.
The coroner's office took possession of the remains. An investigation is underway.
Klopfer, who died on September 3, was a longtime doctor at an abortion clinic in South Bend, Indiana. It closed after the state revoked the clinic's licence in 2015.
Klopfer's licence was suspended by Indiana's Medical Licensing Board in November 2016 after finding a number of violations, including a failure to ensure qualified staff was present when patients received or recovered from medications given before and during abortion procedures.
Australian Associated Press