Merry Christmas From The Shadowlands
Fetus found in gift box,Texas couple charged
SAN JUAN, Texas (AP) – Authorities allege a south Texas couple put an aborted 7-month-old fetus in a gift box under a Christmas tree after trying to flush the remains down a toilet.
Thirty-one-year-old Ruby Lee Medina and 37-year-old Javier Gonzalez are jailed on abuse of corpse and tampering with evidence charges. Bond is set at $20,000 each.
A woman at the San Juan city jail says she can’t say whether either has retained an attorney.
San Juan Police Chief Juan Gonzalez says police found the fetus inside the woman’s trailer home Thursday after an anonymous tip.
Gonzalez says police believe the woman used pills to induce an abortion, then called an ambulance and said she didn’t know where the fetus was.
Gonzalez says the couple first tried to flush the fetus, then cleaned it up and put in the gift box.