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. 

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."

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.