Body parts found in sewer line, appear similar to human remains found four months ago

WARREN, Mich. (WXYZ) - Police could soon be on the hunt for a killer after more body parts have been discovered in a sewer line in Macomb County.

Warren Police say say two parts of human flesh, cut into small square-like sections, were found Thursday morning by a crew working on a large sewer line near E. Ten Mile Road and Wagner Avenue.

We're told the body parts have little decomposition and are similar to ten body parts of a woman found four months ago in the same sewer line five miles north in Sterling Heights.

Sterling Heights Police say the woman has not been identified, and all medical experts have been able to determine is that they are from a white female with a larger build.

Warren Police say the body parts found Thursday were also meticulously cut with some sort of sharp object.

Because the body parts in both cases showed very little decomposition, investigators believe they were recently dumped into the sewer line.

And if the body parts are from the same woman, the person responsible may have frozen the parts so that they could slowly dispose of the remains in hopes of avoiding detection.

A spokesman for the Macomb County Public Works Commission tells 7 Action News that today's discovery was made by the same contracting company that found the earlier remains.

"It is uncertain if the two incidents are related," said Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco. "It certainly strange that we would have two episodes like this where body parts were found in this sanitary sewage interceptor. I have never heard of anything like this is the 20 years I have been the public works commissioner."

The sewer line is nearly 13 feet in diameter and carries sewage waste from nearly a million customers in Macomb and Oakland Counties.

DNA testing will now be conducted to determine if the body parts are from the same person or two different people.

Anyone with any information is urged to call police in Warren or Sterling Heights.

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