Sept. 2, 2021
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA – Chesterfield County Police continue to investigate a suspicious incident that occurred in the 11000 block of Hull Street Road on Monday.
At about 1:50 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 30, police responded to a report that an unknown female had placed a backpack in a dumpster behind a store several hours earlier. A store employee checked the backpack, saw what appeared to be blood on it and called police. Officers on scene found what appeared to be human remains in the backpack.
Surveillance cameras at the store captured images of the female who left the bag in the dumpster. With help from the public, police were able to identify the person in the photo as a juvenile female.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has preliminarily determined the remains found in the backpack are fetal remains. A cause and manner of death have not yet been determined. The criminal investigation is ongoing.