HOUSTON – The remains of what may be a baby were found Monday by workers at a construction site in north Harris County.
The discovery was reported about 11:15 a.m. near North Freeway and North Forest Boulevard.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said that while the remains appear to be human, officials at the Medical Examiner’s Office will have to determine that for sure. In an earlier tweet, Gonzalez indicated that a “fetus” has been found.
“First signs, it does appear that it could be (human),” Gonzalez said. “If it is [human], it’s very, very early in pregnancy, so we don’t know what the circumstances may have been that led to this.”
Gonzalez said that workers found the remains when they arrived Monday morning. They were last at the site about 2 p.m. Saturday, Gonzalez said.
The sheriff said that the construction site is rather isolated, but investigators are reviewing surveillance video in the area.
Raul Larios told KPRC 2 he was the worker who found the possible baby. He said it appeared as it was a human baby at about the six to seven-week gestational period.
For Larios, a father of two, the discovery struck a nerve. In Spanish, he said the person responsible treated the baby like trash.
A Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences employee said it typically takes about 48 hours to get results of the testing conducted. In this case, it could take much longer.