Brenham police are investigating after the remains of a human fetus were discovered Sunday afternoon at Hohlt Park.
A news release from the Brenham Police Department said officers were dispatched to the park around 4:45 p.m. to meet with potential witnesses who called about suspicious circumstances.
According to Police Chief Ron Parker, the witnesses reported seeing at least two people who were believed to be teenagers, one of them holding a shovel. The subjects were walking to the parking lot after emerging from the woods. One witness reported their behavior and demeanor was concerning, which prompted the call to police.
Police searched the area and located a shallow grave where they found the remains, which Parker said were extremely small in size and undeveloped.
Police detectives and crime scene investigators responded and established a perimeter. Washington County Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Dane Houston was summoned to the scene. The fetus has been sent to the Fort Bend County Medical Examiners’ office for an autopsy.
Parker said it is not known whether this was a self-induced abortion or a miscarriage.
Evidence at the scene is being collected and processed for the investigation, which is active and ongoing. Additional witnesses are being interviewed.
Police are still looking for the people who are connected to the incident.