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STAMFORD, Conn. - Police are investigating after a human fetus was found at a waste water treatment facility. Police say it appeared the fetus was about 6-months-old.

A water waste treatment plant is an unlikely place to find a human fetus, but among the mounds of garbage police say that's the startling find workers discovered Saturday.

Officials with the plant say the fetus was flushed down the toilet and eventually made its way here.

"It's unfortunate that a worker had to see that but as soon as he saw it he reported it to us," said Lt. Diedrich Hohn.

Officials with the plant say the fetus went through a filtering system before getting caught in the pile and discovered by workers.

It's takes about 24 hours from the time something flushed down the toilet before it ends in this area the police believe it may have come in from Greenwich or Darien.

It's unknown if it was a boy or girl, but now it's in the hands of the medical examiner.

An autopsy was conducted and it showed that the fetus was most likely unviable. Police think the mother miscarried, but they are conducting DNA testing in an attempt to find the child's mother.

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