Fetus discovered by crew on plane at NYC's LaGuardia Airport, sources say

Fetus discovered by crew on plane at NYC's LaGuardia Airport, sources say

The fetus was found inside the plane's lavatory early Tuesday morning and authorities were called around 6 a.m., according to WPIX.

The plane arrived at LaGuardia Airport from Charlotte, North Carolina, late Monday evening, and the discovery was made during the aircraft's scheduled cleaning at around 5 a.m. Tuesday morning. An autopsy is being performed on the fetus to determine cause of death.

"The OCME can confirm we're investigating what we believe to be a human fetus found deceased on an airplane", the agency said.

The plane was being held at Terminal B while the medical examiner's office responded to the scene. American Airlines said it was assisting police with their investigation.

LaGuardia also responded to an upset Twitter user with further explanation: "We're delayed due to the medical needs of a customer".

The cleaning crew immediately contacted their manager, who in turn contacted law enforcement, Franco said.

"They didn't tell us anything until we were already waiting at the gate", she griped.

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