Camden County authorities are investigating the death of a deceased fetus that was discovered on a conveyor belt of a recycling plant Thursday afternoon.


Law enforcement responds to the report of a fetus found at a recycling center in Camden (CBS Philly)

According to a press release from the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, police responded to "ReCommunity Camden, a recycling plant on the 2200 block of Mount Ephraim Avenue, after an employee discovered a deceased fetus on a conveyor belt at approximately 3 p.m. Thursday."

Authorities were unable to determine the gender of the fetus during the initial investigation, the press release stated. Police are also trying to determine the cause of death.

"The cause and manner of death are unknown at this time," the Prosecutor's Office stated. "An autopsy is planned for Friday."

Anyone with information is asked to call Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Edwin Berwick at (856) 225-8694 or Camden County Police Detective Saul Cintron at 856-757-7420. IAnyone with information may also send an email to to