No charges filed after human fetus found inside floating urn at Montgomery County park

A fetus was found inside an urn floating on the pond at Copper Park on April 16, 2024. (Google maps)

THE WOODLANDS, Texas – Days after a shocking discovery in Montgomery County, authorities have confirmed no criminal charges will be filed.

On Tuesday, a Woodlands Township Park Ranger found what appeared to be a human fetus inside an urn that was floating in a pond at a park.

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The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office came to Copper Park at 75 South Golden Arrow Circle in The Woodlands and launched an investigation.

“The fetus was in the early stages of development and will be taken to the Montgomery County Forensics Center, where an autopsy and thorough investigation will be completed,” the sheriff’s office said.

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Posted by Montgomery County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, April 18, 2024

In an updated social media post on Thursday, forensics investigators found the “fetus was approximately 12-13 weeks gestation.” Additionally, there looked to be “no evidence of medical intervention and appears to be a miscarriage.”


That being said, Montgomery County officials said no charges would be filed as their investigation found no criminal evidence and “appears that no crime has occurred.”

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Christian Terry covered digital news in Tyler and Wichita Falls before returning to the Houston area where he grew up. He is passionate about weather and the outdoors and often spends his days off on the water fishing.

Historian, educator, writer, expert on "The Simpsons," amateur photographer, essayist, film & tv reviewer and race/religious identity scholar. Joined KPRC 2 in Spring 2024 but has been featured in various online newspapers and in the Journal of South Texas' Fall 2019 issue.

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