Box buried in park contained puppy, not fetus

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ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — Police responded to a Round Rock park after concerns that a dead fetus had been discovered in a box buried there. Authorities later said the remains belonged to a puppy.

A girl playing at Meadow Lake Park on Wednesday about 4 p.m., found a metal box partially buried and told her dad about it, police say. Thinking it was a tackle box, the dad opened it and found what he believed to to be a fetus wrapped in dark plastic, authorities said.

Police say the contents were decomposed and not easily recognizable. They determined shortly before 6 p.m. the remains were that of a puppy. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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