Tenant finds fetus while working on plumbing in Rio Grande Valley

Autopsy results are pending, according to Mission PD

FILE- Drainage Pipe

MISSION, Texas – An investigation is underway after a tenant found a fetus while working on plumbing at a Rio Grande Valley apartment complex, according to the Mission Police Department.

Mission PD responded to the scene at approximately 2:55 p.m. Monday in the 400 block of San Antonio Avenue.

Police said a tenant had reported issues with water backflow and went to check the drainage pipes.

The tenant told officers they found the fetus next to the drainage pipe.

In a press release given to KSAT, Mission PD said the case is still under investigation pending autopsy results.

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Victoria Lopez is a Digital Journalist at KSAT. Before joining the team in July 2022, she worked as a Digital Reporter at CBS 4 Rio Grande Valley and Local 23 News. Victoria graduated with a degree in Mass Communications — Public Relations from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.