Autopsy: Fetus was 20 weeks old, nonviable

Mother of fetus comes forward

Published  10:31 AM HST Mar 14, 2013
Box in Fetus Probe
HONOLULU -

An autopsy report on a fetus found in a garbage can in a Honolulu park says there is no evidence the baby was born alive.

The Honolulu Medical Examiner's office says the male fetus was about 20 weeks and nonviable.  The report says the cause of death was prematurity and congenital pneumonia with probable sepsis.

An Aiea resident who was collecting recyclables discovered the fetus at Napuanani Park in January.

The fetus was found carefully wrapped inside a box.

The medical examiner's report says the mother came forward and told police she was experiencing cramps and delivered the fetus into a toilet.

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