A cleaning crew at LaGuardia Airport made a disturbing discovery Tuesday morning. A fetus was left inside an aircraft bathroom.
Several dozen travelers at LaGuardia were saddened to learn the reason behind their delayed flight to North Carolina.
“I can’t believe it. I think it’s awful. Abandoned fetus on a flight? That’s terrible,” a passenger said who would like to remain anonymous.
The discovery was made in one of the four bathrooms on an American Airlines jet. A cleaning crew found the fetus inside a toilet. Sources told CBS2’s Aiello a large amount of toilet paper was placed on top of the fetus.
As part of the investigation, detectives reviewed surveillance video from Charlotte to key in on any visibly pregnant passengers.
American Airlines released a statement that said the following: “As we continue to learn more about this tragic and sensitive situation, we are actively cooperating with law enforcement in their investigation.”
Traveler Barbara Morris wonders if the passenger suffered a miscarriage and panicked.
“And the person had become afraid, but just to leave it like that and to say nothing, that’s unconscionable,” Morris said.
The fetus was taken to the Queens morgue for an autopsy, and the district attorney’s office was working with Port Authority Police to find the mother.
A law enforcement source told sources that the fetus appears to have been 5 or 6 months old.