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Authorities were investigating the discovery Wednesday of what they believed to be potential fetal remains at a Cahokia middle school, but it was a feminine hygiene pad, officials said Thursday. A janitor found an “item” in a toilet in a girls bathroom at Wirth-Parks Middle School, and authorities were called in to investigate, said Capt. Bruce Fleshren with the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department. kberg@bnd.com
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UPDATED October 05, 2017 12:32 PM

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