Police continue to find more body parts of an unidentified woman at a waste transfer station in The Bronx. Sanitation workers at the Metropolitan Transfer Station in the Hunts Point neighborhood first found a torso and a leg around 5 am Tuesday. Elias Rodriguez told New York’s NBC 4 News he was about to drop off a load of trash when he saw the remains. "I only went in as far as where the pit is, I didn't want to disturb what is now a crime scene. And I saw the body, the body parts laying there. A torso and a leg without a foot."
Waste transfer stations typically unload and sort local garbage collections before sending them off to the dump. Investigators in hazmat suits were present yesterday, sorting through the piles of garbage. By the end of the day, they had found two arms with no hands. According to CBS News, they believe all the remains are the same person. Other human remains have reportedly been found at another waste transfer site in Kearny, New Jersey, however, police have yet to confirm whether they are linked to those found in The Bronx.
The medical examiner will do an autopsy to determine the cause of death. Police have left the Hunts Point location, although the investigation is ongoing. As of Wednesday, the company who owns the site had no comment.
[Photo: NBC 4 New York]