A dead baby was found discarded in an American Airlines lavatory while the plane was being cleaned at LaGuardia Airport in New York.
According to Fox 5 NY, the aircraft landed in LaGuardia from Charlotte, North Carolina, and a cleaning crew discovered the baby.
The age of the fetus is unknown and officials are still investigating the situation.
“We’re investigating what we believe to be a human fetus found deceased on an airplane. We will release determination when investigation is complete,” the medical examiner said in a statement.
The baby was reportedly wrapped in toilet paper.
UPDATE: Fetus found in bathroom of American Airlines flight from Charlotte to NYC was wrapped in toilet paper, officials say https://t.co/N0mRPe2VcV
— CBS 17 (@WNCN) August 7, 2018
“As we continue to learn more about this tragic and sensitive situation, we are actively cooperating with law enforcement in their investigation,” American Airlines said in a statement.