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Placenta found in ice cream tub

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Members Of Congress attend 27th annual Capitol Hill Ice Cream Party on June 18, 2009 in Washington, DC.

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Win McNamee

BBC News reports that an ice cream tub containing human placenta has been found by a dog walker. There's sentence I never thought I'd write.

It may bring you comfort to learn that the placenta was placed in the ice cream box after the ice cream was already consumed. But a much bigger concern is what happened to the mother. Police think that a vulnerable woman with no place to go had given birth, then placed the placenta in the tub to hide the evidence, the BBC says. 

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The dog walker found the placenta near an athletic track in London, and went to the police thinking he had discovered a human organ. But medical staff said that the material is more likely to be two-week-old human placenta, ITV reported.

"We are appealing to the person who buried the item to contact us, or anyone who knows the person who buried the item," a police spokesman announced.