Will County authorities said Thursday they do not know why a now deceased abortion doctor had over 2,200 fetal remains at his home.
The remains were discovered on September 12th at the property of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer which has now been identified as Crete Township, not far from the Indiana line.
Authorities called the case among the strangest they have seen in their careers in a press conference on Thursday.
Since the story broke this past weekend, the conversation has gone national and has brought in the involvement of lawmakers in Illinois and Indiana.
Illinois AG Kwame Raoul and Indiana AG Curtis Hill have both agreed to investigate the remains as Klopfer, who lived in Illinois, had three Indiana clinics which were all shut down in 2016, following license suspension by the Indiana Medical Licensing Board.
Indiana authorities and members of the AG's office in Indiana were seen searching Klopfer's former Fort Wayne, Indiana office on Thursday where several boxes were seen loaded into a large truck.
There is no evidence that any medical procedures were conducted at the Illinois property. An attorney for the family informed the Coroner's Office that while going through the doctor's personal property they discovered the remains.
Klopfer died on September 3rd at the age of 75. He was described in press articles as a, "hoarder." Klopfer's wife indicated she had not been in the garage at their home in years which is where the remains were found.
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