HOUSTON -

A troubling discovery was made in southwest Houston -- a dead fetus was found in an apartment.

Houston police said a maintenance man went to a unit at 5900 Bissonnet Street to repair a clogged toilet at 6:20 p.m. Thursday and found the fetus in the toilet.

Three women in the apartment were detained for questioning. No charges have been filed.

Investigators are awaiting autopsy results to confirm the cause of death.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.