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AG: More fetal remains found in Illinois linked to Indiana doctor

More fetal remains linked to Indiana doctor found

News 8 at 6 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — More fetal remains linked to a deceased Indiana doctor have been found in Illinois.

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill says more remains linked to Dr. Ulrich Klopfer have been located in Illinois.

Klopfer performed abortions at clinics in Fort Wayne, Gary and South Bend.

Klopfer died in September. Family members going through his belongings originally found more than 2,200 preserved fetuses.

The latest findings were discovered in properties associated Klopfer.

“Today we were notified by authorities in Illinois that family members this morning found additional fetal remains as they continued to sort through the late doctor’s belongings,” Hill said in a press release. “We have dispatched investigators to Illinois to gather facts, but we anticipate simply adding these remains into the protocol we have already set up for dealing with these disturbing circumstances.”


2 Columbus police officers arrested, facing charges of misconduct, ghost employment

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) — Two Columbus police officers have been arrested on multiple charges including official misconduct and ghost employment.

According to Indiana State Police, Dan Meister and Ron May were arrested for allegedly working off-duty security jobs while also working on duty with the Columbus Police Department. An investigation into the officers began in November 2018 after a request was made by the Columbus Police Department.

Lt. Dan Meister and Sgt. Ron May allegedly worked overlapping shifts for both the police department and Columbus Regional Hospital between February 2015 and August 2018. The officers were paid by CPD and the hospital for the same hours worked on multiple occasions.

Meister had overlapped hours on 52 different occasions and May overlapped on 62 occasions, investigators say.

The investigation was turned over to a special prosecutor and arrest warrants were issued for the men on Friday. They were arrested Friday afternoon without incident and taken to the Bartholomew County Jail, police say.

Both officers are facing charges of official misconduct, ghost employment and theft.

May and Meister are expected to face initial hearings soon.

Information about how long they have worked with CPD was not immediately available.