The remains of two fetuses wrapped in a newspaper from the 1930s were found in the basement of an apartment building in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
It was a strange discovery in the 800 block of South Lake Street. If the preliminary investigation is of any indication, the remains have been there for a very long time.
Authorities said the apartment management was doing some house cleaning, and the basement in the building was used for storage by tenants for a long time. They were going through some of the old material when they came across a trunk, where the remains were found.
There was documentation in the trunks that indicates that the remains could date back decades. According to LAPD Lt. Cory Palka, there was 1932 closing ceremony ticket stubs from the Olympics.
When asked if there was anything interesting on the L.A. Times issue that the remains were wrapped in, Palka said, “I looked at it briefly. There were some issues involving a John Dillinger shooting, things that were taking place in the city of Los Angeles from that era, quite historic, quite notable.”
The coroner’s office is working to identify the remains, and then it will try to determine a cause of death.