KAHULUI, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - A County worker from the Kahului Waste Water Plant found what appeared to be a fetus in the waste water catchment receptacle last Friday, May 22. Police responded to the location around 1:15 p.m. and confirmed that it was a fetus.
The fetus was approximately 7 inches long, and the gender could not be determined. The location of where the fetus originated from is unknown.
The Criminal Investigation Division took over the investigation and conferred with the Prosecutor's Office. The case was deemed non-criminal in nature due to the Hawaii Revised Statute (707-700) in which the definition states that a "Person" means a human being who has been born and is alive.
A full autopsy could not be conducted due to the size of the fetus. An examination by the Medical Examiner's Office determined the fetus could not have survived outside of the womb.
According to Maui Police, this was most likely the result of a miscarriage being flushed into the sewage system.