Stillborn babies "sent to laundry"

Spring Valley Hospital
Spring Valley Hospital

A Las Vegas hospital mistakenly sent two stillborn babies wrapped in linen to a laundry facility, leading to a grisly surprise for the cleaners, a hospital has said.

The remains were in found a load that Spring Valley Hospital sent to the medical laundry company Angelica in nearby Henderson.

Henderson police spokeswoman Kathleen Richards said detectives determined the incident was an inadvertent mistake and it is not considered suspicious.

Hospital spokeswoman Gretchen Papez says a woman who suffered a miscarriage early in her pregnancy had arrived at the hospital by ambulance with the dead twins already wrapped in linens.

Ms Papez said hospital officials are trying to determine how the mistake occurred.

She said officials have been in contact with the family after the remains were returned to the hospital.