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TEENAGE GIRLS-HUMAN REMAINS
Police: Teen girls in NYC lingerie store with fetus in bag arrested for shoplifting
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, October 17, 2013 10:21 PM EDT
A security guard on the lookout for shoplifters searched two teenage girls as they left a Manhattan lingerie shop Thursday afternoon and discovered one of them was carrying a fetus in her bag, police said.
The girls were arrested on charges of petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, police said. The teen thought to have given birth was hospitalized, and the other was questioned by police. The medical examiner's office was performing an autopsy on the remains. More serious charges could follow, depending on the cause of death.
The person who answered the phone at the home of the girl believed to have given birth had no comment. No phone number was available at the address provided by police for the second teen.
The store remained open for business and was filled with customers from around the world. An NYPD crime scene unit spent a few hours gathering evidence inside the store before leaving shortly before 5 p.m. A single marked police car remained at the front entrance that faces Herald Square at 34th Street.