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Pair Of Dead Fetuses Found In Front Of Southern California Home

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A Southern California homeowner was shocked to discover yesterday that lying in the street right in front of his home were two dead fetuses.David Branford of Fallbrook came home to his house on the 1700 block of Saint Peter's Drive around 1:45 p.m. on Friday afternoon to realize that the contents wrapped in a blanket were much grislier than he initially thought. Inside he discovered two nearly full-term fetuses with their umbilical cords still attached, both connected to the same placenta. Earlier that morning he had dismissed them as baby dolls. Authorities with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department told NBC 4 that the fetuses were at least 20 weeks old.

Neighbor Vanessa Carrazco expressed dismay over the discovery, telling the unknown mother of these fetuses through the station, "Those are your children. You don't even know if they died, unless it was a miscarriage or something. But either way, it was done in a harmful way."

Authorities are conducting an investigation, trying to determine the cause of death and searching for a previously-expecting mother who now has no baby to show for. Anyone with info on the case is being asked to call 858-974-2321.