A week ago, today, on May 22 at 1:13 p.m. a most gruesome discovery happened at the Kahului Wastewater Treatment Plant. A county worker observed what appeared to be a human fetus in the wastewater catchment receptacle.Police responded to the location and confirmed that it was a fetus.
The fetus was approximately seven inches in length, however, the gender was undetermined. The location of where the fetus originated from is also unknown.
The MPD Criminal Investigation Division took over the investigation and conferred with the Prosecutor’s Office. The case was deemed non-criminal in nature. According to the Hawaii Revised Statute (707-700) the definition states that a “Person” means a human being who has been born and is alive.
Maui Police say a full autopsy could not be conducted on the fetus due to its size. An examination by the Medical Examiner’s Office determined the fetus could not have survived outside of the womb. Its presence at the Waste Water Plant was most likely the result of a miscarriage being flushed into the sewage system.
No other information is available.