Human Fetus Found by Family on Local Beach

August 29, 2014 Updated Aug 29, 2014 at 8:54 PM EDT

By WKBW News

August 29, 2014 Updated Aug 29, 2014 at 8:54 PM EDT

Town of Portland, NY

A human fetus was discovered at Lake Erie State Park by a family walking along the beach around 2:15pm Thursday, August 28, 2014.

That family quickly dialed 9-1-1 and state police responded to the scene and found the fetus fully intact.

The remains were taken to the Erie County Medical Center and subsequently examined by the medical examiners office who determined the fetus has been separated from its mother for approximately two to three weeks and that the remains were within a gestation phase of 18 to 20 weeks.

The case is now being investigated by the Chautauqua County District Attorney's office and officials will also attempt to use DNA to help in the investigation.

Authorities are asking anyone who may have seen anything suspicious or know of anyone who might have been pregnant and involved in this case to contact the NY State Police Jamestown office at 716-665-3114.