July 15, 2015

Police in New Haven, Conn. found a pair of human legs and an arm on Wednesday.

The limbs were found in different locations: the legs were near the train tracks off State and Court Streets, while the arm was found near Chapel Street, according to a report by WTNH.

Pablo Rivera and his friend were near the tracks on Monday when they first spotted the legs near a chain link fence. “He started screaming, ‘Hey, come here, I think I found something, two human legs, come here, I want to make sure it is real,'” Rivera told WTNH. He called police but authorities initially could not locate the legs. Rivera returned to the police with photographs on Wednesday, and officials found the limbs.

The legs have been decomposing for “over a week,” said David Hartman, New Haven Police Department public information officer.


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