Remains of fetus found at wastewater treatment plant in southern California | Daily Mail Online A fetus was found at a wastewater treatment plant in California on Saturday morning Police received a 911 call at about 8.45am from the Hill Canyon Wastewater Treatment Plant in Camarillo, reported KABC 7. When officers arrived on the scene, they were told that one of the plant's workers had found the fetus. According to KVTA, the fetus was not full-term, and appears to have been in its first or second trimester. The Ventura County Sheriff's Department said the fetus was found in a 'dry holding area', which means it was not in water. A spokesperson told the radio station that the only way the fetus could have been found where it was is if it traveled through the sewer system. Sheriff's Office's Major Crimes division investigators and the Ventura County Medical Examiner probed the area. An autopsy of the fetus is expected to be conducted next week.