Cemetery caretaker finds fetus in biscuit container

DARAGA, ALBAY—A cemetery caretaker here found a male fetus wrapped in a plastic bag and slid inside a biscuit container about five meters from the gate of the Daraga Catholic Cemetery at Barangay Binitayan yesterday.

Said caretaker, who was identified as Joel Abainza, alerted the Daraga Municipal Police Station, whose members immediately launched an investigation.

The police said that a candle vendor who works near the cemetery saw a man with a a backpack enter the cemetery premises at around 5 AM. He left the place shortly, according to the candle vendor.

Meanwhile, the fetus was brought to the Daraga Municipal Health Office, and was examined by Dr. Mercy Chua.

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It was discovered that the fetus was around 20 to 25 weeks old.

The fetus was later buried at Daraga Catholic Cemetery after funeral rites were conducted by Fr. Jun Barquez.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM


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