Mother of fetuses discovered in Deuel Co. is identified

    ASTORIA, S.D. (AP) - Attorney General Marty Jackley says investigators have made contact with a mother who gave birth to two newborns found dead in November in eastern South Dakota.
     The decomposed tissue and bones were found Nov. 2 in a rural shelterbelt on private land near Astoria, and state and local officials had said they were investigating the case as a homicide.
     Jackley says that investigators have contacted the mother, who lives in Minnesota. He says charges are being explored but he can't release additional details on the case.
     Experts have concluded that the remains were about 40 weeks old and capable of living outside the uterus. Investigators have been gathering additional information from an autopsy report and a forensic anthropological evaluation.  
 AP-WF-08-14-13 2037GMT

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