(CBS) NEW YORK - Police tell CBS News’ Crimesider that a security guard at a Victoria’s Secret store in New York City found a dead fetus inside the bag of a teenage girl on Thursday.
A security guard at the store in midtown Manhattan stopped two teenage girls to question them about possible shoplifting at around 1 p.m. and discovered that one of the teens was carrying a plastic bag with the fetus of a baby boy inside, according to the NYPD.
Police say both teens are being questioned, one at Bellevue Hospital and one at a local precinct. CBS New York reports both girls are 17 years-old.
According to the station, one of the girls admitted she had a baby in her bag when stopped by the store security guard. The girl later told police that she had given birth to a fetus Wednesday and did know who what to do with the body, reports the station.
Police say the medical examiner will determine the status of the baby fetus.
A spokesperson for Victoria’s Secret confirmed an active investigation is underway.