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West Texas police close probe on found fetus

Published On: Mar 08 2014 05:05:53 PM CST
Updated On: Mar 08 2014 05:06:16 PM CST

EL PASO, Texas -

(AP) - West Texas authorities say they have closed their investigation into a fetus found last month in a park. 

The El Paso Times reports (http://bit.ly/1cEKYtl ) the medical examiner's office determined the fetus was 17-weeks-old and was not capable of surviving.

The fetus weighed 2.5 ounces, showed early signs of mummification and was buried in a local park. It was found Feb. 14 by an El Paso family walking their dog. Neither gender nor cause of death was determined.  The mother has not been located.

A police spokesman told the newspaper that officials closed the investigation because the fetus was determined to be non-viable.  

The fetus, named "Baby Socorro," was given a funeral Thursday by the Catholic Diocese of El Paso.       

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Information from: El Paso Times, http://www.elpasotimes.com

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