UPDATE: NBC New York reports the girl claims she had a miscarriage yesterday. It is unclear why she was carrying it around in a bag.
"The baby did not have signs of trauma, sources said. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death," the report adds.
Stay tuned for updates.
It's one of those stories that you almost can't believe – because if it's true, the implications for society are horrifying.
In this Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, photo, a woman walks in front of a Victoria's Secret store in Chicago. Credit: AP
Police were reportedly called to a Victoria's Secret store in Manhattan on Thursday after what appeared to be the body of a baby was found in a bag belonging to a teenage girl.
New York Police Department spokesman Sgt. Lee Jones told Business Insider that the two teens were initially detained for shoplifting.
Shortly after, officials made the gruesome discovery in a bag one of the girls was carrying.
"It was discovered that one of the females had what we believe to be a fetus," Jones said.
One of the teenagers is currently being evaluated at a hospital, Jones added. WABC-TV reports store security first approached the girls because they were acting suspiciously.