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10/17/2013 04:36 pm ET | Updated Oct 18, 2013

Dead Fetus Found In Teen's Bag By Security Guard At Herald Square Victoria's Secret: Police

A security guard at the Victoria's Secret in New York City's Herald Square uncovered a dead fetus in the bag of a teenage customer Thursday afternoon, authorities said.

According to the Daily News, security personnel stopped two teenage girls at the midtown store to question them about shoplifting when the deceased baby was found.

"It was discovered that one of the females had what we believe to be a fetus [in her bag]," Sgt. Lee Jones of the New York Police Department told Business Insider.

One of the teens was taken to Bellevue Hospital for evaluation after the incident, which occurred at 1:24 p.m., a police department spokesman confirmed to The Huffington Post.

A medical examiner will perform an autopsy on the fetus to determine the cause of death.

It's not clear whether one of the teen girls is the mother of the child. However, according to NBC New York, the hospitalized 17-year-old told police that she had suffered a miscarriage on Wednesday.

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