HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) -- A coroner says two fetuses found in an old house in Hannibal that was once a medical clinic are likely from premature births decades ago.
A couple who is renovating the house found the fetuses Tuesday.
Marion County Coroner Darrell McCoy says the remains were 20 and 28 weeks old, well preserved in jars and likely from 55 to 60 years ago.
McCoy tells the Hannibal Courier-Post (http://bit.ly/zOUeo7) he's skeptical of rumors that the old house was once a back-alley abortion clinic. He says the fetuses were intact and doctors who saw them believed they were likely from premature births. He speculated that a physician likely claimed the fetuses to study.
A funeral home, cemetery, and monument company will give the two fetuses a memorial service and burial.
Information from: Hannibal Courier-Post, http://www.hannibal.net