A Las Vegas hospital mistakenly sent two dead babies to the laundry along with its dirty linens, police said.

On Tuesday morning, employees at a hospital laundry facility in Henderson, about 15 miles from the Strip, found remains belonging to two 16-week-old twin fetuses wrapped in linens sent from Spring Valley Hospital in Las Vegas. An unnamed official told the Las Vegas Review-Journal the fetuses were found in a laundry truck at the Angelica Corporation, which provides cleaning services to local medical facilities.

Hospital spokesman Gretchen Papez told the Associated Press that a woman had a miscarriage early in her pregnancy, wrapped the dead babies in linens and brought them to the hospital.

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“After suffering a miscarriage at another location, the patient arrived via EMS with twins — early gestational, deceased fetuses,” the hospital said in a statement. “The fetuses had already been wrapped in linen prior to arrival at the hospital.”

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It’s still not clear how the fetuses ended up at the cleaners, but Kathleen Richards, a spokesman for the Henderson Police Department, told KVVU-TV that investigators do not suspect foul play. No charges have been filed.

“We are currently reviewing the situation to determine what occurred,” the hospital said. “However, the remains are currently in the hospital’s possession, and we are working with the family at this time.”

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