Police fear body parts found at Bronx sewage treatment plant belong to a baby

According to local media reports citing law enforcement officials, more human remains have turned up at a sewage treatment plant in New York City a day after a leg was discovered there on a conveyor belt.

The second set of remains found at the Bronx Department of Environmental Protection’s Hunts Point plant is also reportedly a leg, although it’s unclear if it came from the same body as the leg found Wednesday.

Authorities said on Wednesday that a worker discovered a small left leg “from the knee down with the foot attached” on a conveyor belt that sorts recycled materials from the sewage filters. The worker immediately stopped the line and the police were called.

The second set of remains, found just after midnight Thursday morning, were also described as a leg, likely from a child or newborn, according to local media.

The grisly discovery sent shockwaves through the community, with a worker nearby telling ABC News: “It’s starting to get scary in this area.”

A coroner who was called to the scene confirmed to reporters that the initial remains were of a human and not an animal. Police say they don’t know if the legs were dumped at the facility or if they traveled through the sewage system to the filter facility, which is the primary filtration system for all waste from the Bronx, meaning the remains are from almost anywhere in the borough could come from .

The plant processes 200 million gallons of wastewater from more than 700,000 homes each year. Police have not given an estimate of the age of the remains or how they were removed from the body.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/police-fear-body-parts-found-in-bronx-sewage-plant-belong-to-a-baby?source=articles&via=rss Police fear body parts found at Bronx sewage treatment plant belong to a baby


Hung is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Hung joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: hung@interreviewed.com.

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