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Friday, September 1, 2006

Abandoned fetus

WATERTOWN

The white shoe-box sized coffin drew about 20 mourners this morning to the edge of St. Patrick’s cemetery in Watertown.

They wore ties and dresses and listened to prayers from a pastor who assured them that the short life of the fetus had meaning even though she was found abandoned in June in a bathroom at Brighton High.

“People cared about her while she was here,” said Kevin Mojave, the custodian who found the body. “People loved her while she was here. And she touched a ton of people.”

Since June 1, nobody has come forward to claim the remains. Police are searching for whoever delivered the fetus, which was not full term. They have not announced any leads.

-- Matt Viser

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