NY police: Shoppers held after possible human remains found in bag

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NEW YORK (CNN) -- Two teen girls were detained Thursday at a Victoria's Secret store in Manhattan after possible human remains were found in one of their bags, an NYPD spokesman told CNN.

The 17-year-old girls were reportedly acting suspiciously at the Herald Square store.

Police were called once store employees detained them and made the discovery, said Sgt. Lee Jones.

According to Jones, while initial reports indicate the remains are a fetus, the medical examiner's office is investigating.

One of the teens was taken to Bellevue Hospital to be evaluated, according to Jones, and the other is in police custody at a nearby precinct.

Both teens were charged as adults and face charges of petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, according to the NYPD.

The department identified them as Tiana Rodriguez, of Brooklyn, and Francis Estevez, of Queens.

Robin Hoffman, a spokeswoman for Limited Brands, which owns Victoria's Secret, said the company would have no comment because of the ongoing police investigation.


  • Nor

    Sad and unfortunate incident. Can blame the kid all you want but it could be hard for teens to tell their very strict parents sometimes specially this serious situations. There are some kids that acts like the angel child at home and do things that their parents forbid them to do so. When serious things like this happen, they can’t turn to their parents for help because they are very afraid. A thought thats all, Just a sad story over all.

  • Tina Jensen

    Right.. because 17 year old kids have no idea that a dead baby in their bag is wrong???? Jesus stop always blaming the parents for what young people do! There is NO accountability with young people anymore! My parents were strict. I didn’t do anything like this. Teens today do whatever the hell they want and parents have no control. You cant spank them, or punish the without being called abusive. But when they do something wrong its all the parents fault. Teens today have no respect for anyone or themselves for that matter. At the rate were going I am terrified what this would will be like in 20 years!

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