Fetus found in box along Arkansas River in south Wichita

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Wichita police are investigating after a human fetus was found in a box along the Arkansas River over the weekend. 

Officers were called at around 4:45 p.m. Sunday to the river near Skinner and Greenway, south of Harry and McLean. Capt. Brent Allred said a 57-year-old woman had found the box on a sandbar.

Inside the box was some bloody material and a fetus believed to be 10 weeks old or younger. A coroner will determine the age of the fetus.

Police say they have not classified the case as a criminal investigation but that could change, depending on autopsy results.

Anyone with information is asked to call police or WPD detectives at (316) 268-4407. 

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