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Charles County police are investigating the possibility that a fetus found in a Dentsville attic Friday could be related to a dead infant found last March in the trunk of a car in Calvert County.

The fetus was found around noon by a family cleaning out their house and was sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy, Charles County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Diane Richardson said.

The sheriff’s office is still waiting for the autopsy results and has yet to identify the mother, but it has begun to look into whether the fetus is related to a dead stillborn or newborn infant found March 8 in the trunk of a car on Hallowing Point Road in Prince Frederick.

“We don’t know at this point if they’re connected, but we’re looking into that possibility that they could be,” Richardson said. “We’re working with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and officials at the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office.”

The Calvert infant’s mother, 32, has not been identified nor charged with any crime. The woman’s parents found the baby while cleaning out her car.

Lt. Steve Jones, commander of the Calvert Investigative Team, said the case remains open.

Staff writer Katie Fitzpatrick contributed to this report.

jnewman@somdnews.com