Ottawa police rushed to Preston Street near Somerset this Thursday morning after a fetus was found outside a barber shop in Little Italy. CTV Ottawa reported that sirens were heard at 4 a.m. by residents of the neighbourhood. Police are calling the fetus found in Ottawa a "suspicious" incident, but have not provided any more details.
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It is asked that any witnesses who may have been in the area at the time come forward.
Officers were called to a Preston St. address this morning after a human fetus was found by a passerby. There are c… https://t.co/JfsHqSt2vQ— Ottawa Police (@Ottawa Police)1564069762.0
#BREAKING @OttawaPolice are investigating after a fetus was found in Little Italy. Sources say the fetus was discov… https://t.co/WGQde2Qs95— Christina Succi (@Christina Succi)1564065348.0
According to CTV reporter Christina Succi, investigators are continuing to examine the area beside a bench where the fetus was found. Succi reports that nearby residents are in "disbelief."
Investigators continue to examine area beside bench. Very disturbing news in this morning as a fetus was found here… https://t.co/gD8zfst5om— Christina Succi (@Christina Succi)1564066289.0
Earlier this year, a similar incident was reported in Quebec, when a newborn baby was found abandoned in a shoebox in Laval, Quebec. Thankfully, the baby survived.
It is still unclear how the fetus was found this morning, or by whom. More to come on this story.